Dark Star Pictures has acquired North American rights to Steve Mitchell’s King Cohen. The upcoming documentary tells the true story of genre writer, producer, director, Larry Cohen. Cohen is the low-budget horror and thriller film guru responsible for titles like Black Caesar, It’s Alive, Q: The Winged Serpent, and The Stuff. Theatrical and VOD releases are planned and Dark Star was kind enough to hooks us up with all that info.
First, check out the trailer, then read on for all the details!
King Cohen Synopsis
Buckle up for King Cohen, the true story of writer, producer, director, creator and all-around maverick, Larry Cohen (Black Caesar, It’s Alive, Q: The Winged Serpent, The Stuff). Told through compelling live interviews, stills and film/TV clips, the people who helped fulfill his vision, and industry icons such as Martin Scorsese, J.J. Abrams, John Landis, Michael Moriarty, Fred Williamson, Yaphet Kotto and many more, including Larry himself, bring one-of-a-kind insight into the work, process and legacy of a true American film auteur. Few can boast of a career as remarkable or prolific, spanning more than 50 years of entertaining audiences worldwide.
King Cohen features interviews with Martin Scorsese, J.J Abrams, Joe Dante, Mick Garris, John Landis, Fred Williamson, and Cohen himself. It is directed and produced by Steve Mitchell and produced by Matt Verboys and Dan McKeon.
Here’s a look at the official poster!
Very cool! King Cohen won the 2017 Fantasia Fest Best Documentary Feature Audience Award. I get the feeling this doc will be VERY interesting! I’m looking forward to it!
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