It’s been a long time coming but there has finally been an official announcement made regarding the fourth installment in the Rec franchise. Magnet has announced today that they will be handling the film’s US distribtuion. Head inside for the full details regarding the acquisition and release date of the film.
Rec 4 will see a day and date release beginning January 2, 2014. The film will be available via various VOD content providers and in select theaters that day.
Rec 4: Apocalypse is a sequel to the second film in the Rec franchise. It picks up immediately after the events of Rec 2. Manuela Velasco (Rec 2) will play Angela once again in this installment. Rec 4 finds Angela, her cameraman, and the firemen escaping the building alive. But unbeknownst to Angela’s companions, she has been infected with the nasty virus that was introduced in the first film.
Jaume Balagueró, who helmed the first two Rec films will return to direct this fourth and final entry in the series. Like the third film in the franchise, Rec 4: Apocalypse will abandon the ‘found footage’ aesthetic in favor of the more traditional style of camerawork.
Rec 4: Apocalypse will have the same approximate budget as the previous films. Director Jaume Balagueró explained in an interview with Fangoria that although the film’s name suggests a grand apocalyptic scheme, it will still be confined to very few shooting locations and maintain the confined atmosphere of the previous films.
Returning actress Manuela Velasco will be joined in her quest by Héctor Colomé as Dr. Ricarte, Paco Manzanedo as Guzmán, and María Alfonsa Rosso as Anciana.
The film premiered in Spain October 31, 2014. As always, we will keep you apprised as to any developments on this title as they are released.