It’s been a great weekend for Eli Roth’s Knock Knock. The first teaser trailer was released (again embedded below), the film had its world premiere at Sundance (to great reviews I might add), and now after a brutal bidding war, Roth’s films is about to sell for a one of the biggest amounts for a genre film at Sundance.
Deadline confirmed that Lionsgate look likely to have won a bidding war to buy the pic for $3 million, the biggest genre sale at Sundance for years.
Directed by Eli Roth; written by Eli Roth, Nicolas Lopez, and Guillermo Amoedo, Knock Knock stars Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, and Ana De Armas.
Evan Webber (Keanu Reeves) is living the dream. Just look at his beautiful, successful wife, his two wonderful kids, and his truly stunning house—which he designed himself. Of course he did. Things are going so well, Evan doesn’t even mind spending Father’s Day alone while the rest of his family heads out for a beach weekend. And then there’s a knock on the door.
The two young women (Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas) standing on Evan’s doorstep are where Evan’s dream takes a nightmarish turn. Given co-writer/director Eli Roth’s well-deserved reputation for creating cinematic discomfort, it should come as no surprise what happens next: Things get weird, and then dark, and then much, much, much darker. But this is no splatter film, so Roth keeps the horror nice and psychological as Evan’s life—and house—get ripped apart, piece by beautiful piece.