LOS ANGELES – December 17, 2015 – Saban Films, the feature film domestic distribution company that launched in 2014, announced today the 2016 first quarter slate of theatrical and premium VOD release dates. Early next year’s titles are: Stand Off starring Laurence Fishburne and Thomas Jane, Backtrack starring Adrien Brody and Sam Neil, and Academy Award® Nominee Bob Nelson’s directorial debut,The Confirmation, starring Clive Owen, Maria Bello, Patton Oswalt, and Jaeden Lieberher. The following theatrical and VOD release dates are confirmed:


STAND OFF (February 26th): Written and directed by Adam Alleca (The Last House on the Left, Home) the film stars Laurence Fishburne (Batman V Superman: Dawn of JusticeContagion, Mystic River, The Matrix franchise) and Thomas Jane (“Hung,” The Mist). Carter (Thomas Jane) is a troubled veteran who gets a chance at redemption by protecting a 12 year-old girl from a vicious assassin (Laurence Fishburne) after she witnesses a murder. Holding a shotgun with a single shell, he engages in physical and psychological warfare in a desperate fight for the girl's life.


BACKTRACK (March 11th): Written and directed by Michael Petroni (The Book Thief, The Rite), the film stars Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Pianist), Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, The Vow) and Robin McLeavy (The Loved Ones, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter). In Backtrack, troubled psychotherapist Peter Bowers (Adrien Brody) is suffering from nightmares and eerie visions. When he uncovers the horrifying secret shared by his patients, he is put on a course that takes him back to the remote hometown he fled years ago. There in False Creek he is consumed by solving a decades-old mystery that holds the key to his strange and menacing delusions.


THE CONFIRMATION (March 18th): ?Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Bob Nelson (Nebraska), the film stars Clive Owen (Children of Men, Inside Man), Maria Bello (PrisonersMcFarland, USA, Grown Ups 2), Patton Oswalt (“The Knick”, Young Adult), and Jaeden Lieberher (Aloha, St. Vincent). Eight year old Anthony is somewhat uneasy about spending the weekend with his alcoholic, down-on-his-luck carpenter dad Walk. Walt is just as uneasy about spending time with Anthony, especially since their first day together is a series of characteristically unfortunate events. As the weekend sets out, Walt and Anthony begin to discover a true connection with each other, causing Walt to become a better father and Anthony to reveal the promise and potential of the good man he will become.


Upcoming titles, to be dated, in the Saban Films slate are: Tom Tykwer’s A Hologram for the King starring two-time Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks, where Saban will partner with Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions on the theatrical release; Alex and Ben Brewer’s The Trust starring Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood; I Am Wrath with John Travolta; and USS Indianapolis starring Nicolas Cage.


Since the company’s launch in 2014, Saban Films has released The Homesman, starring Academy Award® winners Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank, which world premiered in Cannes; Tracers starring Taylor Lautner; Philip Martin’s The Forger starring John Travolta; American Heist starring Hayden Christensen, Academy Award® Winner Adrien Brody, Jordana Brewster, Tory Kittles and Aliaune “Akon” Thiam; Some Kind of Beautiful starring Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba; Man Up starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell; and MI-5 starring Kit Harington, Jennifer Ehle and Tuppence Middleton.


About Saban Films

Saban Films, an affiliate of Saban Capital Group (“SCG”), is a film acquisition and distribution company which acquires high-quality, feature films to distribute in North America.  Focusing on commercial, talent driven films, the company looks at projects in all stages of production for release across multiple platforms, including a day and date theatrical/VOD release strategy. Based in Los Angeles, Saban Films was established by Haim Saban, SCG Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and is led by Bill Bromiley who serves as president, Shanan Becker, Chief Financial Officer and Ness Saban, Director of Business Development.