Company teams with Carballo for 'Returned'
Barcelona-based Filmax Entertainment is prepping zombie film “The Returned,” to be directed by Manuel Carballo (“Exorcismus”).Filmax chairman Julio Fernandez produces for Filmax’s Castelao Prods. He and brother Carlos Fernandez exec produce. Carballo’s third feature, “The Returned” centers on a woman who works in a hospital’s special unit where patients need daily vaccines to prevent the development of a terrible virus. An English-language project, “Returned” is penned by Hatem Khraiche, who wrote Andres Baiz’s upcoming thriller “Bunker,” sold at Berlin by Fox Intl. Prods. and Elle Driver. Filmax is presenting “Returned” to buyers at the European Film Market. No cast or shoot dates have been unveiled.”Exorcismus,” Carballo’s sophomore pic, was a sales hit for Filmax Intl. last year. IFC Midnight picked it up for North America.