I've been following Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo's film After.Life since late 2008. When you get a horror movie with people Liam Neeson and Christina Ricci in it, it's a pretty big deal. Of course, the title also features a performance from smarmy Mac commercial guy Justin Long, but I think Neeson's coolness cancels him out.

News broke earlier this week (courtesy of Dread Central) stating the film has been picked up by Anchor Bay. No word on a release date yet, but it has garnered an R rating for "Nudity, Disturbing Images, Language and Brief Sexuality". Sounds like a good time.

In After.Life, Ricci plays a young woman who is in a terrible car accident. She wakes up on mortician Neeson's table and he convinces her that he's some sort of "guide" who helps spirits transition from the land of the living to the dead. Neeson may not be telling the truth, though, and there could be something much more insidious occurring.

Given that it's Anchor Bay releasing the film, a full-scale theatrical release seems unlikely. I suspect After.Life will appear in select theaters and then wind up on DVD at some point not long after. We'll pass along official release details as soon as they're announced.