(January 17, 2003 – Burbank, CA) – Castle Rock Entertainment and Village Roadshow Pictures’ supernatural thriller “Dreamcatcher,” now scheduled to open nationwide on March 21, will be unveiled as the closing day screening at the annual ShoWest Convention in Las Vegas on Thursday, March 6. At the gala event, “Dreamcatcher” will be introduced by the film’s Academy Award-nominated producer-writer-director Lawrence Kasdan (“Body Heat,” “The Big Chill,” “Silverado,” “Grand Canyon,” “French Kiss”), it was announced today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. “We’re thrilled that we’ve been asked to present ‘Dreamcatcher’ as the closing film at the ShoWest Convention this year,” Fellman said. “We’re especially pleased that Lawrence Kasdan will be on hand to introduce the film and meet many of our exhibitor partners at this very special event.” The “Dreamcatcher” ShoWest screening will take place at the Theatre of the Arts in the Paris Hotel at 2:30pm on March 6. In “Dreamcatcher,” based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel, four young friends perform a heroic act and are changed forever by the uncanny powers they gain in return. Years later, on a hunting trip in the Maine woods, they are overtaken by a blizzard, a vicious storm in which something much more ominous moves. Challenged to stop a deadly alien force, they confront an unparalleled horror, with the fate of the world in the balance. “Dreamcatcher” stars Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Jason Lee, Damian Lewis, Timothy Olyphant, Tom Sizemore and Donnie Wahlberg. The screenplay is by Lawrence Kasdan and Academy Award-winning writer William Goldman (“Misery,” “All the President’s Men,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”). When “Dreamcatcher” makes its domestic theatrical debut on March 21, it will be accompanied by “Final Flight of the Osiris,” a groundbreaking short film conceived by the creators of The Matrix trilogy. Inspired by the visionary action and innovative storytelling that power “The Matrix,” this fusion of CG-animation and Japanese anime serves as an explosive prelude to “The Matrix Reloaded.” Castle Rock Entertainment presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures and NPV Entertainment, a Kasdan Pictures production, “Dreamcatcher,” directed by Lawrence Kasdan. The screenplay is by William Goldman and Lawrence Kasdan, based on the book by Stephen King. The film is produced by Lawrence Kasdan and Charles Okun. Bruce Berman is the executive producer. “Dreamcatcher” will be distributed worldwide in 2003 by Warner Bros. Pictures, an AOL Time Warner Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.
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