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A most puzzling nail-biting film: The cyber-thriller “Dark Web: Cicada 3301”

The thin line between the digital and real world blurs with heart-stopping results in the cyber-thriller Dark Web: Cicada 3301, uploading onto Digital and On Demand March 12, and available on Blu-ray and DVD March 16 from Lionsgate. Inspired by Cicada 3301, one of the most famous on-line puzzles in internet history, this high-speed, action-packed thrill ride stars Jack Kesy, Conor Leslie and Alan Ritchson, along with Ron Funches and Andreas Apergis.

When disenfranchised hacker Connor (Kesy), his affable best friend Avi (Funches), and the cunning librarian Gwen (Leslie) discover a mysterious online treasure hunt, they must elude aggressive NSA agents, led by Agent Carver (Ritchson), as the trio race to find the clues and claim their prize.

Dark Web: Cicada 3301 marks the high-energy directorial debut of co-star Alan Ritchson, who co-wrote the screenplay with Joshua Montcalm Discover more about the making of this nail-biting thriller, and the elaborate on-line puzzle that inspired it, when Dark Web: Cicada 3301 arrives on Blu-ray and DVD with bonus features including a commentary and deleted scenes.