Moreno set to direct action thriller

EXCLUSIVE– Colombia’s RCN Films has attached Carlos Moreno, one of Latin America’s most sought-after directors, to “La caceria” (The Hunting). The action-thriller, fully financed by RCN, is Moreno’s English-language debut.

Produced by 64a Films, “Hunting” is the second Moreno project now set up at RCN Films, which is also teaming with France’s Full House and Spain’s Alta Films on “Aguas negras,” a Mexico-set psychological thriller with supernatural elements.

A less complex shoot than “Aguas,” “Hunting” could roll before it, in July, said RCN Films general manager Julian Giraldo.

“Hunting” will shoot in Colombia on hand-held cameras for delivery at the end of the year.

Pic focuses on four early-20s friends on a weekend trip to the mountains, who find an old rifle at the dilapidated house they are staying in and use it to go hunting, with unexpected results.

Moreno and regular co-scribe Alonso Torres scripted. Giraldo said RCN will cast Hollywood thesps.

In February, RCN started principal photography on its first English-language film, Somali pirate plane hijack thriller “Default,” from helmer Simon Brand (“Paraiso Travel”), starring David Oyelowo. “Paranormal Activity’s” Rick Osako and Jeanette Brill are unit production manager and line producer respectively.

“Default” and “Hunting” are part of RCN’s drive into English-language production targeting the North American market.

Both are low-budget thrillers helmed by topnotch young Colombian directors.

“Both films can play on broadcaster RCN,” Giraldo said. “My principal interest, however, is a U.S. release, teaming with a Hollywood studio.”

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