Screen Daily report that the highly anticipated Lovecratian horror The Void, from Astron-6 directors Jeremy Gillespie and Steve Konstanski, is set to begin shooting in a few weeks. The report also confirms that the film has now got a UK distribution deal courtesy of Salt.
After reading Screen Daily’s report, you can view the previously released proof of concept trailer, which is awesome by the way!
Per Screen Daily:
UK sales outfit Salt will be looking to ink further deals at AFM on horror The Void, from genre writer-directors Jeremy Gillespie and Steve Konstanski (The ABCs of Death 2).
Shoot is due to get underway in Canada on Nov 17 on the horror in which a lone police officer and a group of staff band together to fortify themselves within the walls of an isolated hospital which is under threat from a violent cult.
As the group prepares for the fight of their lives they discover the real terror is already inside.
XYZ and CAA will handle North American deals.
Producers are Casey Walker of Cave Painting Pictures and Jonathan Bronfman (The Witch) of JoBro Productions. Executive producers are Ross Dinerstein (The Nightmare), Jeremy Platt, Zach Hagen and Todd Brown.
New York-based 120dB, backers of The Harvest, are providing finance and will also executive produce.
Following a soft-launch at Toronto, rights have already been snapped up in Thailand (Sahamongkol), Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam (Golden River), Greece (Odeon), Turkey (Mars), Middle East (Front Row), Czech Republic and Slovakia (Bohemia) and Former Yugoslavia (2iFilms).
Gillespie and Konstanski first cut their teeth on genre favourites Manborg and Fathers Day.
In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and personnel are transforming into something inhuman. As the horror intensifies, Carter leads the other survivors on a hellish voyage into the subterranean depths of the hospital in a desperate bid to end the nightmare before it’s too late.