RLJE Films buys Survival Thriller THE DIVE

RLJE Films has acquired the U.S. rights to THE DIVE. RLJE Films, which is a business unit of AMC Networks, made the deal with augenschein Filmproduktion and Protagonist Pictures. The company will release the film on Aug. 25, 2023 in theaters and on demand.

The movie stars Louisa Krause (BILLIONS) and Sophie Lowe (MEDIEVAL) as sisters May and Drew. After a massive landslide sends boulders tumbling into the sea, May is struck by a rock and now lies deep below the surface, trapped by debris and unable to move. That means Drew must put her own life in jeopardy to save her sister before time runs out.

“THE DIVE is a suspenseful and thrilling descent into the great unknown that we cannot wait to share with audiences this summer,” said Mark Ward, RLJE Films’ chief acquisitions officer. “We’re excited to partner with Protagonist, augenschein and the outstanding film team on this deep-sea adventure turned living nightmare.”

RLJE previously released such notable genre fare as MANDY, a gonzo thriller with Nicolas Cage, and BONE TOMAHAWK, a blood-soaked Western with Kurt Russell.

“THE DIVE takes audiences on an immersive journey of survival where the human body and mind are pushed to the limit, filled with breathtaking action and from the perspective of two female leads with rich character arcs,” said Maximilian Leo at augenschein.

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