Distrib sells Coffin Joe package to IFC
MADRID — Betina Goldman’s London-based One-Eyed Films has taken international rights to “No morire sola” (I Will Never Die Alone), from Argentinian horror outfit Paura Flics, a young and prolific genre pic producer.The third film from Argentine director Adrian Garcia Bogliano, whose “Room for Tourists” won film at Rojo Sangre and a Silver award at Weekend of Fear, “Alone” is an extreme rape revenge thriller in which a gaggle of femme victims travel to a small town in the La Plata region to exact bloody vengeance. “Die Alone” will be ready for delivery October 2008. The pick-up continues One-Eyed’s crusade to push Latin American genre movie-making. One-Eyed repped “Tourists” and Bogliano’s sophomore sally, the tongue-in-cheek five blonde girls slasher “36 Steps.” “36 Steps” has sold to Tiberius for Germany, Condor Media in the U.S. and Spain’s Factoria de Canales. One-Eyed, a production and sales company, has also sold a nine pic package, the Coffin Joe Horror Collection, to U.S. cabler IFC. Collection features the dastardly deacon of Latino gothic horror, Coffin Joe, created by vet Mojica Marins. Titles include “Awakening of the Beast” and the memorably titled “This Night I Will Enter your Corpse.” “IFC had acquired three titles previously and their ratings surprised the channel,” said Goldman. One-Eyed, which has set up a production outfit in Sao Paulo to make genre films, is currently developing the first English-language film featuring the character of Coffin Joe, which is tentatively titled “The Bitter Garden.” The company is seeking script input via Internet from Coffin Joe avids.