In a great bit of news for fans of the classic Hammer Horror films, a full restoration is coming! And not only that, but new films and projects of existing and new IP are in the works as well. Network Distributing from the UK has officially partnered with Hammer to create Hammer Studios Ltd., which will manage the brand.
Tim Beddows and Jonathan Lack of Network Distributing will lead the new company along with Hammer CEO Simon Oakes.
Beddows said: “This partnership is a really exciting opportunity to merge Hammer’s amazing library with Network’s infrastructure. Whilst we work our way through restoring its entire back catalogue for future generations’ enjoyment, we’re equally excited about the development of new productions from the Hammer canon.”
Oakes added: “This new partnership will, for the first time, professionalize the restoration and creation of elements that are essential for distribution of the Hammer library across all media. At the same time we will, with Network, be able to build on the legacy of Britain’s most iconic film brand, one that started in 1934 and is alive and kicking in 2021.”
This is pretty damn exciting, and we can’t wait to see a restored version of Hammer 1958’s “Dracula” starring the late great Christopher Lee.