As it happened a few months ago with The Cloverfield Paradox (2018), the people from Paramount Players have decided to sell the worldwide distribution rights of horror film Eli (2019) to popular streaming service Netflix. This deal was announced last week in exclusive by Collider.
Eli (2019) is a horror movie about a boy receiving treatment for his auto-immune disorder who discovers that the house he’s living isn’t as safe as he thought. Ciarán Foy, a multi-awarded short films director and also responsible for mystery and horror titles Citadel (2012) and Sinister 2 (2015) was on the director’s seat. Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing, writers of the amazing The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) [read our review here], have been the authors of the screenplay together with David Chirchirillo.
Lili Taylor, one of the iconic actress in independent movies in the 1990s thanks to her appearances in cult titles like Say Anything… (1989), Short Cuts (1993), The Addiction (1995), Four Rooms (1995), I Shot Andy Warhol (1996), Pecker (1998) or High Fidelity (2000), has found a new spot recently in horror movies like The Conjuring (2013) and Leatherface (2017). In Eli (2019) she plays Dr. Isabella Horn, the immunologist who treats Eli, which is played by Charlie Shotwell. With them, Kelly Reilly, Max Martini, Sadie Sink, Jared Bankens and Katia Gomez complete the main cast.
When in the hands of Paramount, Eli (2019) was scheduled to come out next 4th of January. Now that the theatrical released has been canceled it is unknown when the movie will start to form part of the Netflix catalog. But it is to expect to be available in the platform early in 2019.
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