Barcelona’s Roxbury Pics, Colombia’s Dynamo Capital and Antena 3 Films will produce “Callejon” (Blind Alley), the feature film debut of Spanish screenwriter Antonio Trashorras.
Dynamo has taken a minority stake; Spanish equity is split betwen Roxbury and A3 Films, said Roxbury founder and producer Miguel Angel Faura.
Spain-based Cuban actress Ana de Armas (“The Boarding School,” “Sex, Party and Lies”) will take the lead role, playing a young woman, Rosa, who — trapped in a laundry during a long and hellish night — attempts to escape from a serial murderer. Trashorras co-wrote the script of Guillermo del Toro’s chiller “The Devil’s Backbone.” He recently penned the Roxbury-produced “Agnosia,” Eugenio Mira’s period psychological thriller, which Filmax Intl. has sold worldwide save for the U.S., Japan and Brazil.
Spanish-language “Callejon,” which rolls early 2011 in Spain and at Colombian studios, is “an action thriller that finishes up as a horror film, a lowish-budget film with a twist,” Faura told Daily Variety.
Project is in the vein of Gallic horror standouts “High Tension” or “Them,” Faura added.
Trashorras has also written the screenplay. “Callejon” is a working title, Faura said.
Dynamo Capital’s entry was negotiated by Cristian Conti and Michel Ruben.
Overseen by prexy Mikel Lejarza and CEO Mercedes Gamero, Antena 3 Films is the film production arm of Spanish broadcaster Antena 3. It has largely specialized to date in high-profile international auteur pics, most notably Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” and “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger,” and mainstream Spanish comedies, such as “To Hell with the Ugly,” the highest-grossing Spanish film of 2010.
A multimillion-dollar fund launched January 2008, backed by local and international pension funds, Dynamo Capital has co-produced Sebastian Cordero’s “Rabia” and Andres Baiz’s “Satanas.”