Lionsgate heads to ‘Woods’

Horror movie stars Oldman

Lionsgate has picked up North American rights to Gary Oldman starrer “The Backwoods.”

English-language thriller, the feature debut of Spanish helmer Koldo Serra, is set in Basque country in 1978. Two young couples on vacation stumble on a deformed girl in a cabin and, in a tale of mounting violence, anger local villagers when they try to help her.

Virginie Ledoyen, Paddy Considine, Aitana Sanchez-Gijon and Lluis Homar also star. Pic’s co-produced by up-and-coming Spanish producer Monfort Prods.; Castelao Prods.; Filmax Entertainment’s feature production arm, Divine Prods.; Holy Cow Films; and Videntia Frames Prods.

In its drive to become a specialist in horror fare, Lionsgate has bought U.S. rights to more than a dozen films from Filmax, Spain’s top horror shingle, in a relationship that dates back to 2000, when Lionsgate closed Stateside distribution on a four-pic package of “Arachnid,” “Dagon,” Faust” and “Beyond Re-Animator.”

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading