Mall, the debut feature film by Joe Hahn of Linkin Park, will receive a North American theatrical release on October 17th. Co-starring Vincent D?Onofrio (who pulls triple duty as star/producer/screenwriter), Gina Gershon (Killer Joe), Cameron Monaghan (TV?s Shameless), Mall examines a group of disgruntled suburbanites who find themselves at a shopping mall in the midst of a seemingly random shooting. The film will be distributed throughout North American theaters and all major digital platforms via Paragon Pictures.
Hahn recently hosted an exclusive screening of Mall during the 5th annual Nerd HQ event in San Diego. The premiere was followed by a ?Conversations for a Cause? Q&A panel featuring Hahn, producer Sam Maydew (Silver Lining Entertainment), composer Alec Puro and cast members Monaghan and James Frecheville (Animal Kingdom). Moderated by Zachary Levi and The Nerd Machine, Hahn and the cast fielded questions about the thriller from a live audience at San Diego?s Petco Park, while nearly ten thousand viewed the Q&A via live stream online. Watch Nerd HQ?s panel with Hahn and the cast of Mall here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgvKzWU03-0
As a member of the multi-platinum Grammy-winning rock band, Hahn is responsible for the beats, programming and keyboard heard in Linkin Park. He has also directed as many as 30 of the band?s ground-breaking music videos, and over a dozen short films and music videos for other musical acts. Now Hahn is making his full feature directorial debut with Mall, featuring a script adapted from Eric Bogosian?s 2001 novel of the same name by D?Onofrio, Joe Vinciguerra, and Sam Bisbee. ?I find it refreshing to see this kind of point-of-view in contrast to today’s society that interacts digitally,? Hahn recently explained to Mashable. ?When I read this script, it felt real and refreshing to show how ugly people can be as they hide their inner beasts after cracking their facades.?
Earlier this summer, Paragon Pictures, led by Evan Crooke, picked up the North American rights to Mall. As the theatrical distribution division of Osiris Entertainment, Paragon Pictures will release Mall nationwide. More information about Mall can be found through Facebook and Twitter at@MallMovie.