Redbox continues push into original content distribution with suspense thriller Assailant


Redbox Entertainment, the original content division of Redbox, has announced the acquisition of U.S. distribution rights to the indie suspense thriller Assailant. Starring Poppy Delevingne (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) as Zoe, Chad Michael Collins (Extinct) as Jason, Casper Van Dien (All American) as Michael, and Jeff Fahey (Lost) as Henry, Assailant is written and directed by Tom Paton (400 Bullets). The film will premiere in 2022 and is expected to have a limited theatrical run along with a day-and-date On Demand release.

Written and directed by Tom Paton, Assailant follows British couple, Zoe and Jason, whose marriage is on the rocks as they sail to the Caribbean in hopes of saving their marriage. After a seemingly harmless bar fight between the husband and a mysterious drifter, the situation devolves into a dangerous game of cat and mouse. The couple must fight together to save themselves from the Assailant.

Assailant is produced by MSR Media’s Philippe Martinez and Highfield Grange Studios’ Alan Latham, with Lee Beasley and Karinne Behr from MSR Media, Alastair Burlingham of Sherborne Media and Charlie Dombek serve as Executive Producers.

The film was shot in the islands of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis under a six-picture production deal between MSR Media and the local authorities of the Caribbean islands.

“We’re thrilled to soon debut this edge-of-your-seat thriller to our audience,” said Redbox CEO Galen Smith. “Tom Paton and a talented cast have combined extraordinarily suspenseful storytelling with a dark motive eerily set against a gorgeous setting.”

Below is an early trailer for Assailant.