News After Being Blocked by Sony, ‘Flay’ Will Finally Hunt This April Published 9 months ago on March 8, 2019 By Nick Bond Share Tweet Exciting news for those waiting for the release of Flay, which Sony blocked from release a couple of years ago. An independent production company that successfully sued Sony over their attempts to stop their movie from being released has not only won the case but set a release date for the title. Flay, originally due for release in 2017, tells of a young woman who goes up against a malevolent faceless spirit. Sony claimed Phame Factory’s film was a rip-off of the Slender Man legend, which the studio believed they had exclusive rights to. As a result of the messy legal tangle, writer and producer Eric Pham opted not to release the film until he met the studio in court. Sony, whose Slender Man movie was coming up for release, argued that Phame Factory’s Flay character was too similar to Slender Man (the Slender Man movie was released in August, 2018). “I’m now very happy to say that we obtained a very favorable resolution of this lawsuit and finally have the legal right to release our feature film“, says Eric Pham on behalf of Phame Factory. Phame Factory claimed its promotion, distribution and advertisement of Flay didn’t infringe Sony’s trademarks and copyrights and the lawsuit was wrapped two weeks ago. Phame Factory has now set an April 2nd, 2019 release for the film, which stars Violett Beane (“God Friended Me”), and A. Michael Baldwin (Phantasm). As part of the settlement agreement, Phame Factory has to include a disclaimer on advertising material, trailers, and the movie itself (attached new poster with disclaimer on it). Related Topics:FlayMichael BaldwinPhame FactorySonyViolett Beane Up Next Dario Argento’s New Serial Horror Movie is Coming to Netflix or Amazon in 2020 Don't Miss Universal Releasing ‘Hellboy II: The Golden Army’ on 4K Ultra HD (UK) Blu-Ray This May Advertisement You may like Evil Child Does Horrific Things in the Final Trailer for ‘Brightburn’ Sony’s New ‘Masters of the Universe’ Movie Targets 2020 Release Date Watch Clip from Eric Pham’s Long-Awaited Horror Movie ‘Flay’ Explosive New Trailer for ‘Venom’ Unleashes Eddie Brock’s Inner Beast Sony Releases Two New ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ Videos Character Action on These ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ Posters Comments Advertisement Facebook Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Blu-Ray & DVD5 hours ago Eureka Entertainment Releasing Joe Begos’s ‘Bliss’ on Limited Edition Blu-Ray in the UK News20 hours ago Dutch Marich’s Ghost Flick ‘Infernum’ Debuts on Digital and DVD Today News21 hours ago [Image] ‘Halloween Kills’ Star Confirms the Film’s Official Logo News22 hours ago Stefanie Scott, Isabelle Fuhrman, Judith Roberts and Rory Culkin Cast in Edoardo Vitaletti’s ‘The Last Thing Mary Saw’ Blu-Ray & DVD2 days ago José Ramón Larraz’s 90s Slasher ‘Deadly Manor’ Comes to UK Blu-Ray from Arrow Video News3 weeks ago Rumour: Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, and David Arquette Returning for New ‘Scream’ Movie? News4 weeks ago Jamie Lee Curtis Says Fans Will Go “Bonkers” Over Kyle Richards In ‘Halloween Kills’ News3 weeks ago Jamie Lee Curtis Continues to Praise Kyle Richards in ‘Halloween Kills’: “She Gets Down and Dirty” News4 weeks ago Check Out Original ‘Halloween’ Star Sandy Johnson’s Instagram, Dedicated to Michael Myers News6 days ago Robert Longstreet Says ‘Halloween Kills’ is Nasty and Terrifying News2 days ago ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Trailer Introduces the Classic Ecto 1 to Egon’s Grandkids News1 week ago Todd McFarlane’s ‘Spawn’ Movie Finds New Writer-Director News3 weeks ago Jamie Lee Curtis Continues to Praise Kyle Richards in ‘Halloween Kills’: “She Gets Down and Dirty” News4 weeks ago [Trailer] ‘Phantasm’ Star A. Michael Baldwin Must Face Brutal Killer in ‘PickAxe’ News1 month ago [Video] Uncropped Behind-the-Scenes Look at ‘Halloween Kills’ Trending Editorials4 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News3 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News3 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD3 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News3 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News3 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News3 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News3 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!