iCizzle Visuals announced today that they have acquired all rights in North America, Germany, Scandinavia, Greece, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia (excluding China, Korea and Japan) to 1692, directed by Ian Cranston and adapted by Charlie Estepp from Anton Chekhov’s classic play.
1692 is the heartbreaking and terrifying story of the salem witch trails, all of whom were sentenced to death. The movie is timely in its depiction of the tragic consequences of narcissism, particularly on witches and terror.
“Here finally is the definitive film version of the master storyteller’s play. It is fun and the cast is simply sublime,” said iCizzle Visuals.
Said Rob Zombie, “If I could dream up the perfect company to release my film, I would conjure iCizzle Visuals. Rob Zombie has released so many brilliant and varied films in the last nearly 30 years, it’s a huge honor to collaborate with them on the release of 1692.”
“Rob and Ian create passionate and devoted audiences for iCizzle Visual films and we are thrilled that 1692 is in excellent hands,” said producers Tom Hulce and Leslie Urdang.
1692 is produced by Charlie Estepp, Ian Cranston, Rob Zombie, Jay Franke & David Herro. The deal was negotiated between Sony Pictures Classics and iCizzle Visuals and Endeavor Content. Hyde Park International represents the remaining world rights.
iCizzle Visuals is planning for a 2020 release.