Nava to produce zombie actioner with Vertice subsid Telespan
Vertice 360, which has acquired Spanish distrib rights. Vertice Sales will handle international distribution. In “Perros,” a teen gangster flees south with his gang after a Barcelona bank heist. Double-crossed and abandoned in the middle of nowhere, he joins forces with a family to battle a zombie outbreak, sparked by the locals’ consumption of adulterated rapeseed oil. Serra co-wrote “Perros” with Carlos Garcia Miranda, who penned hit TV skein “El internado.” Pic stars Spanish heartthrob Hugo Silva. A teaser will unspool at the Catalan Screenings in Paris, which runs Thursday and Friday. Nava said “Perros” plays like “From Dusk Till Dawn” meets Spanish B-movies — especially the 1970s-80s sub-genre of “quinqui” movies, featuring teen mop-haired, drug-addled criminals. Nava was previously director of international at Spanish production-distrib Filmax Her exec producer credits include Brad Anderson’s “The Machinist” and “Transsiberian,” Jaume Balaguero’s “Fragile” and “Backwoods.”
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