News After Being Blocked by Sony, ‘Flay’ Will Finally Hunt This April Published 1 year 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 Aaron and Adam Nee‘s ‘Masters of the Universe’ Reboot Begins Filming This Summer ‘The Crow’ Reboot Reportedly Back in Active Development at Sony 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 Comments Advertisement Facebook Featured Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UoSqJFMS-A&t=20s Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News12 hours ago The Haunted Heart Podcast Joins the Dark Universe: Horror Database Podcast Network News13 hours ago Dark Universe: Horror Database Podcast Network Has Officially Launched! Blu-Ray & DVD3 days ago Scream Factory Bringing Stephen King’s ‘Graveyard Shift’ to Blu-Ray for the First Time in the US News3 days ago ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ and ‘Morbius’ Delayed Until 2021 News4 days ago [Video] Greg Nicotero Teases Giant Spider for “Creepshow” Season Two News4 weeks ago [Video] New Footage from the Set of ‘Halloween Kills’ Shows Michael Myers Walking the Streets News7 days ago Jason Blum Says the Trailer for ‘Halloween Kills’ is Coming Soon and Looking Really Good News4 weeks ago Director Damien Leone Promises That ‘Terrifier 2’ is Going to “Blow Your Fucking Minds” News2 weeks ago Nick Castle Bravely Leaves Home to Record ADR Breathing Sounds for ‘Halloween Kills’ Blu-Ray & DVD2 weeks ago Director Adam Marcus Says ‘Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday’ is Getting First True Unrated Blu-Ray News4 days ago [Video] Greg Nicotero Teases Giant Spider for “Creepshow” Season Two News1 week ago [Trailer] ‘Gremlins’ Star Zach Galligan Takes on Dolls, Clowns and Leprechauns in ‘Evil Little Things’ News4 weeks ago [Video] New Footage from the Set of ‘Halloween Kills’ Shows Michael Myers Walking the Streets News1 month ago [Trailer] Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Dares You to Repeat His Name Five Times News1 month ago Poster and Teaser Trailer Arrives for Director Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ Reboot 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!