Celluloid Dreams finances ‘Hello’

Vampire film is from Glatzer, Westmoreland

Celluloid Dreams has initiated pre-production on the $15 million “Hello Darkness,” a genre-bending vampire film from Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland (“Quinceanera”).

Shooting this fall on location in Northern England industrial city Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, and produced and financed by Celluloid Dreams, the humor-laced romancer “Hello Darkness” turns on an ordinary man who becomes a vampire and falls for a posh student.

In parallel moves, Celluloid Dreams is initiating pre-sales on crime drama “A Prophet,” the next film from Jacques Audiard (“The Beat That My Heart Skipped”).

From a screenplay by Abdel Raouf Dafri and Nicolas Peufaillat, “A Prophet,” turns on a young Arab, who learns to survive and eventually prosper in a French penitentiary, to become a mafia kingpin.

Budgeted at E12 million ($19 million), “Prophet” is produced by Audiard, Chic Films and Why Not Prods., in co-production with Italy’s Bim Distribuzione. Audiard’s “The Beat” sold to 70 territories.

The French production and sales company will also rep international sales on “Rabia.” A romantic thriller about two luckless immigrant workers in Spain, “Rabia” is produced by Telecinco Cinema, Monfort Producciones, Colombia’s Dynamo and Mexico’s Tequila Gang.

Pic is directed by Sebastian Cordero, who made a splash at Cannes in 2004 with Un Certain Regard player “Cronicas.”

Celluloid Dreams has closed the U.K. (Halycon) and France (Bac Film) on Julie Delpy’s period thriller “The Countess,” her follow-up to “2 Days in Paris.”

Toplining Delpy, William Hurt, Daniel Bruehl and Anamaria Marinca (“4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days”), and produced by German shingle X-Filme Intl., the story of the notorious Countess Bathory has just completed principal photography in Eastern Europe.

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