By Evan DeSimone
Starz Digital announced today that it has acquired the rights to the action-thriller feature “Momentum.” It will be released theatrically and on VOD this fall prior to airing on the Starz cable network in early 2016.
The film marks the directorial debut of award-winning camera operator Stephen Campanelli who was recently honored for his work on “Maze Runner.” “Momentum” follows Alex (Olga Kurylenko, “Magic City), an infiltration expert who becomes entangled in a high stakes government conspiracy after her identity is exposed on a routine mission. Along the way she is pursued by a master assassin (James Purefoy, “The Following”). The film was co-written by Adam Marcus and Debra Sullivan (“Texas Chainsaw 3D,” “Conspiracy”)
Details of the release are still being worked out. A rep for Starz told VideoInk it is aiming to release the film 10 to 20 theatrical markets and on-demand nationwide across all platforms.
“Momentum” is the latest get for Starz Digital. The global digital licensing and VOD arm of Starz Media, it specializes in multi-platform distribution of independent films and original content. Recent releases include Dito Montiel’s “Boulevard,” Jay Martin’s “7 Minutes,” and Amy Berg’s “Every Secret Thing.” Starz Digital is also responsible for the VOD distribution of Bernie Su’s cult-hit web series “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” and its follow-up, “Emma Approved.” It also recently inked a deal with the New York Television Festival to cultivate new talent and scout new content.