Genre outfit closes deals on 'Side Effect,' 'Dead Mine'
Genre specialist outfit Celluloid Nightmares has closed a raft of deals on “The Side Effect” and “Dead Mine” at the European Film Market.“Side Effect,” helmed and penned by Ti West and toplining Liv Tyler, has sold to Revolver in the U.K., Rialto in Oz and Tiberius in Germany. Additionally, the horror/sci-fi pic, which focuses on pharmaceutical medicines that are tested in outer space, also sold to China (HGC), India (Pictureworks), Eastern Europe (Blue Sky), Turkey (Calinos) and the Middle East (Germany). Pic, which is in pre-production, is produced by Double Hope Films. Horror actioner “Dead Mine,” helmed by Steven Sheil from a script he penned with Ziad Semaan, has been picked up by eOne for a multi-territory deal for Blighty, Canada, France, German-speaking Benelux, Scandinavia and South Africa. Pic, which toplines Sam Hazeldine and Joe Taslim and is produced through shingle Infinite Frameworks Studios, follows a treasure hunter who takes a group deep into the Indonesian jungle to search for treasure. Their situation takes a turn for the worse as they become trapped in an abandoned WWII Japanese bunker. Celluloid Nightmares is a partnership with Paris-based Celluloid Dreams and Los Angeles-based XYZ, which focuses on bring elevated genre commercial pics to a global audience.