It's a question fans of the indie horror film have been asking since it first arrived on the festival circuit back in 2006. Jonathan Levine's debut film, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, has run into one roadblock after another while on its way to theaters, but in the years since its initial premiere the little horror flick has amassed a very faithful fanbase who are itching for the day when they can finally sit back and watch the flick in the comfort of their local theater or living room. Movies.com caught up with Levine to chat about his upcoming cancer dramedy 50/50, and we asked for the latest Mandy Lane status.
Those following the trials and tribulations of Mandy Lane will remember that The Weinstein Co. originally bought it for their Dimensions Film label, but then sold it (along with some other horror films) to Senator Entertainment after Grindhouse tanked at the box office. Unfortunately Senator went out of business soon afterwards, and since then the film has been in limbo, apparently owned by a hedge fund. So where's it at now?
"Is it ever going to be shown in the US? Yes, I imagine it will be," Levine told us. "I'm friends with the guys who financed the movie, and the movie's in some bizarre, crazy ... like, this hedge fund owns it as part of their defaulted assets, and they don't care. It's just a line on a spreadsheet to them, and we're trying to get it back. I think it's a pretty bad situation to be in. I'm sure eventually we'll have annoyed them to the point that they'll just sell it to us. I wish I could tell you -- I've heard so many times that it's close to happening, but at this point I have no good answer. It's a very, very sad story." It is indeed.
We'll have much more from Levine later this week. In the meantime, check out the Mandy Lane trailer below.