LAKE PLACID: LEGACY Continues The Animals Attack Franchise In September
For a second, the "animal attacks" genre saw a bump in the nineties and frankly, it was pretty glorious. Anaconda was a sweaty, sexy jungle affair and Eight Legged Freaks was a Corman-esque fever dream and standing tall among them was Lake Placid, tent poled by the pure raw talent of Bill Pullman and Steve Miner, a movie that winked directly at the audience.
It's 2018 now, a full NINETEEN YEARS later, and the Lake Placid franchise is still swimming along. Legacy looks to ignore the camp embraced by prior entry Lake Placid Vs. Anaconda (yes, you read that right) and instead head back into the more serious storytelling with a little bite that set the precedent in the original. PLUS THAT COVER IS AWESOME. Find the synopsis and trailer below, coming soon from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
CULVER CITY, Calif. (July 30, 2018) – LAKE PLACID: LEGACY, the sixth installment of the wildly popular franchise, finds a team of young explorers who set out to reveal the secrets of an abandoned scientific facility. They discover its horrific legacy: the island is home to a deadly predator eager to feast on those who ignore the warnings. However, before they can turn back, they are dragged into a battle for their lives -- and will need to work together if they hope to survive. Directed by Darrell Roodt (Dracula 3000), LAKE PLACID: LEGACY stars Katherine Barrell (Wynonna Earp), Tim Rozon (Wynonna Earp), Joe Pantoliano (The Matrix), and Sai Bennett (Close to the Enemy). LAKE PLACID: LEGACY debuts on digital and DVD September 4 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
When a group of young explorers venture to a mysterious lake, they discover an island harboring an abandoned lab facility with a horrific legacy: the island is home to a deadly predator. Before they can turn back the crew gets dragged into a battle for their lives – former enemies will quickly need to put their egos aside and work together if there is any hope for survival.
Directed by Darrell Roodt and written by Jonathan Lloyd Walker from a story by Walker, Jeremy Smith and Matt Venables, LAKE PLACID: LEGACY was produced by Lance Samuels and co-produced by Adam Friedlander and Daniel Iron.
LAKE PLACID: LEGACY has a run time of approximately 90 minutes and is rated R for creature violence and related gore.