A couple of horror films have made some distribution deals at the ongoing European Film Market recently. The creepy looking Spanish horror Asmodexia (pictured above), and Tod Williams’ adaptation of Stephen King’s The Cell have both made some big deals.
Per Screen Daily:
Raven Banner has acquired international sales rights to Marc Carreté’s feature directorial debut and paranormal horror Asmodexia.
XYZ Films represents North American rights to the story of a grandfather and granddaughter exorcist team who travel through Barcelona plying their trade.
Carreté’ co-wrote the screenplay with Mike Hostench, co-director of the Sitges Fantastic Film Festival. Spain’s Irene Montalà stars.
Raven Banner’s Michael Paszt and James Fler negotiated the deal with Nate Bolotin and Todd Brown of XYZ Films on behalf of the producers.
The film is about five days in the lives of an exorcist (Eloy Palma) and his granddaughter, working in the Barcelona area.
You can follow progress of the film on its Facebook page.
International Film Trust (IFT) has announced a slew of deals on its Stephen King adaptation Cell, shooting now in Georgia with John Cusack.
President Christian de Gallegos and his team have licensed rights to Telemunchen for Germany and Notorious for Italy on the thriller from Benaroya Pictures and The Genre Company.
Deals also closed in Greece (Hollywood), Switzerland (Praesens), Bulgaria (Bulgaria Film), former Yugoslavia (Blitz), Poland (Monolith), Latin America (Leda), China (HGC), Hong Kong (Deltamac), India (Pictureworks), Indonesia (PT Amero), Malaysia and Thailand (Sahamongkol), Middle East (Shooting Stars), Philippines (Pioneer), Singapore (Cathay), Taiwan (Deepjoy) and Star TV for pan-Asian pay-TV.
Tod Williams directs and Samuel L Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman and Stacy Keach also star in the story of a deadly pulse that affects mobile phone users.
Stephen King wrote the screenplay with revisions by Adam Alleca and Mark Leyner.
“We have relished the opportunity to reunite John and Sam and with production currently underway we couldn’t be happier with how Cell has come together,” said de Gallegos.
When a powerful signal is broadcast across mobile networks worldwide, cell phone users’ minds are instantly and dangerously re-programmed. Heading north through New England in search of his wife and son, Clay Riddell (Cusack) is joined by a group of survivors hoping to fend off the bloodthirsty and hyper-connected “phoners.”