Matt Eskandari’s “Game of Assassins” picked up in Cannes by Grindstone Sean Thomas May 9, 2014 Film Moderate budget, horror-thrillers have proven to be big money-makers over the last few years, and one of the first films scooped up by Grindstone Entertainment at the Cannes Film Festival was ‘Game of Assassins.’ Grindstone Entertainment acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the film, which was previously called ‘The Gauntlet’ before it was retitled. The film comes from Matt Eskandari and stars Bai Ling (Crank), Warren Kole (The Following) and Dustin Nguyen (21 Jump St) in a story about five people who find themselves battling for their lives in a dungeon, without any idea of how they got there or where they are. Lionsgate Home Entertainment will take the reigns on releasing the film on other platforms. The film was well-received when it first premiered back at Screamfest in October, producing the film are Wellington Sun, Daniel Wei, Jonathan Shih, Matt Eskandari and Adam Lawson. More information on a release date will be made available as the deal moves farther along.