Jesse Quiñones can’t cage his excitement…
Screen Media has acquired the rights to the London-based Latino writer/director’s the forthcoming mixed martial arts action film Cagefighter: Worlds Collide.
The story follows Reiss Gibbons (Alex Montagnani), a fighter looking to take the throne as the greatest to ever to step inside the Legends cage. Reiss has it all: five title defenses under his belt, a beautiful wife named Ellie (Georgia Bradner), his ball-busting agent named Reggie (Elijah Baker), who has hooked him up with endless sponsorships, and the support of coach and mentor Marcus (Chuck Liddell). Things take a turn when promoter Max Black (Gina Gershon) pits him toe-to-toe against pro wrestling superstar Randy Stone (Jon Moxley) in the company’s first-ever cross-promotional event — which could very well turn out to be the toughest fight of his life.
“We are excited to be working with Screen Media on the release of our film,” said Shayne Putzlocher, President and CEO of Trilight Entertainment. “We know the fans in the U.S. have been waiting to see it and Screen Media is the perfect company to bring it to the masses.”
Screen Media said in a statement: “Not since Rocky body slammed Thunderlips have a professional fighter and a professional wrestler battled like this! Fans of MMA, wrestling, and these incredibly skilled athletes are going to love the no holds barred action of Cagefighter.”
Quiñones wrote and directed the film, which is stacked with real-life MMA fighters and wrestlers, including Montagnani, a pro MMA fighter; Moxley, an AEW champion; and Lidell, a former UFC light heavyweight champion who appeared in Kick-Ass 2. The film also features professional wrestler Jay Reso, who was featured in Shoot ‘Em Up; and former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold.
Cagefighter: Worlds Collide will be released on October 9.
Quinones’ previous credits include No Shade, Secret Lives of a Cagefighter and Calloused Hands.