Legion M, the crowd-based multimedia entertainment company that draws from the resources of its thousands of followers, are at it again – the organisation have already put themselves on the map by partially backing successful genre projects like Panos Cosmatos‘ MANDY, starring Nicolas Cage and Andrea Riseborough, and hit thriller BAD SAMARITAN, featuring David Tennant and Robert Sheehan.
However, now Legion M levels up as joins production company SpectreVision as the executive producer and financier in getting a unique twist on the superhero genre to the screen: ARCHENEMY will be heading to theatres at some point in the not-disclosed future. However, a press release from Legion M has revealed details about the project, including some exciting news about the cast already attached to the project…
Legion M Joins Forces with SpectreVision in ARCHENEMY, Starring Joe Manganiello as Max Fist
Legion M’s Investment Follows Its Involvement In SpectreVision’s 2018 Cult-Classic Mandy
Legion M has joined SpectreVision as executive producer and financier in the upcoming feature, Archenemy, a gritty, hard-edged epic that turns the superhero genre on its head, starring Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike, True Blood, Rampage) and written/directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer (Daniel Isn’t Real) from a story by Mortimer and Lucas Passmore.
Archenemy is the story of Max Fist, who claims to be a hero from another dimension who fell through time and space to earth, where he has no powers. No one believes his stories except for a local teen named Hamster and his older sister, Indigo. Together, they take to the streets to wipe out the local drug syndicate.
SpectreVision and Legion M are also announcing that Glenn Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, A.P. Bio) has signed on to play the eccentric but brutal crime boss known as The Manager, while Amy Seimetz (Pet Sematary, Alien: Convenant) joins as Cleo, Max’s remembered nemesis from his home planet.
Legion M’s involvement in Archenemy precedes the film’s principal photography. The fan-owned company reunites with SpectreVision after their successful partnering on the 2018 action-thriller Mandy. Legion M helped finance the instant cult-classic film, featuring the critically-acclaimed score written by the late Oscar®-nominated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.
Legion M brings together more than 100,000 fans from around the world as members of an entertainment company, harnessing the power of fandom to grow its slate of genre-oriented and fan-focused films, television series, and digital projects, including its recently released feature documentary Memory: The Origins of Alien by Alexandre O. Philippe (Leap of Faith) and Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.
Archenemy is produced by Daniel Noah, Lisa Whalen and Elijah Wood for SpectreVision, along with Kim Sherman. The film’s other executive producers include SpectreVision’s Stacy Jorgensen and Voltage Pictures’ Babacar Diene.
“Our community called for a sci-fi/superhero project, and we discovered the perfect match in Adam Egypt Mortimer’s gritty noir take on the genre, Archenemy,” said Paul Scanlan, cofounder and CEO of Legion M. “We had a terrific experience with SpectreVision on Mandy, and our community has nearly tripled in size since then. We’re looking forward to continuing this successful relationship with one of Legion M’s biggest bets yet.”
Jeff Annison, Legion M cofounder and president, added, “Our shareholders drive everything we do, and they’ve told us loud and clear they want to back breakout new creators telling truly original stories. We can’t think of better partners than Adam Egypt Mortimer, Joe Manganiello and the team at SpectreVision. We can’t wait to bring our community into the production process for Archenemy.”
“Legion M’s ability to mobilize their fanbase is unparalleled in the genre community. We’re thrilled to re-team with them for Archenemy,” said SpectreVision CEO Lisa Whalen.
Makinggood on its promise to open the gates to Hollywood for its more than 100,000 members, including 20,000 investors, Legion M will be hosting Archenemy set visits exclusively for select members and investors. Legion M and its fan community will also support a multipronged social media campaign and support the film at various Comic Cons, as well as host fan-meetups when Archenemy debuts at theaters, demonstrating the company’s commitment to investing in its projects both financially and emotionally.
To learn more about a free Legion M membership and to stay updated on Archenemy set visit opportunities, head to legionm.com/archenemy.
ABOUT LEGION M
Legion M is the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company that is revolutionizing the way entertainment is made in Hollywood by uniting a growing fan community of 100,000 members including nearly 20,000 fan-owners. Through its Fan-Owned business model, Legion M invests in a diverse slate of original projects in various stages of development, including the feature film and comic book Girl With No Name and documentary Memory: The Origins of Alien;multiple original television series including Evermor, Airship Cowboys, and Malice; as well as interactive and VR-based projects, including ICONS: Face to Face starring the late Stan Lee and Kevin Smith. Legion M also invests in partner productions, including the upcoming Kevin Smith feature film Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, as well as the critically acclaimed Colossal, starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis, and directed by Nacho Vigalondo, the cult hit Mandy starring Nicolas Cage and directed by Panos Cosmatos, and Bad Samaritan starring David Tennant and directed and produced by Dean Devlin. Legion M and its fan community has produced high-profile events honoring some of the industry’s biggest names, including the Stan Lee hand and footprint ceremony at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre in 2017. To learn more about Legion M and become a member of the Legion for free, visit www.legionm.com.
SpectreVision was founded in 2010 as a home for creator-driven projects that test the boundaries of the genre space. Films such as A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Cooties, Mandy and their upcoming releases Daniel Isn’t Real and Color Out of Space have earned them spots at the most prestigious festivals in the world, as well as numerous awards and nominations. SpectreVision signed a two-year, exclusive first look deal with Legendary Television Studios. In the interactive space, they partnered with Ubisoft for the VR game Transference, which garnered 14 awards and nominations, including DICE, Raindance and IGN. In 2017, Under their newfound Company X banner, they premiered the film Bitch at Sundance, followed the next year with Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss at the Tribeca Film Festival. They recently launched their marketing and events arm, Company X Marketing.