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Vaca Films, Atresmedia Cine Develop Next Dani de la Torre Title (EXCLUSIVE)

‘Retribution’ Closes Mexico, Japan,

Spain’s Vaca Films, and Atresmedia Cine, producers of Venice Days’ opener “Retribution” (El Desconocido) from director Dani de la Torre, are developing his potential followup picture, a true-event inspired thriller.

De la Torre is reteaming with “Retribution” writer Alberto Marini on the yet-to-be titled project’s screenplay, a character-driven thriller, with the aim of shooting in 2016, producer Emma Lustres told Variety.

The Spanish director’s second feature would very possibly be made in international co-production. Warner Bros. Pictures will release “Retribution” in Spain.

De la Torre’s project marks the latest cooperation between Vaca, whose credits include some of the country’s biggest hits of recent years such as Daniel Monzon’s “Cell 211” and “El Nino,” and Miguel Angel Vivas’ “Extinction,” with Matthew Fox and Jason Donovan.

The film arm of broadcast group Atresmedia, Atresmedia Cine has backed Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” Clive Owen-starrer “Intruders” and 2015 Goya winner “Marshland.”

News of De la Torre’s sophomore outing comes as Film Factory announced at Venice first sales on “Retribution.” These take in Japan (New Select), Mexico (Amarok Films) and multiple Asian territories, including South Korea. Following “Retribution’s” screening at Venice, there is now “strong interest” in Italy, said Film Factory’s Vicente Canales.

“Retribution” stars Luis Tosar (“Miami Vice”) as a heartless banker who receives a phone call, just as he’s taking his kids to school, saying that there is a bomb under each seat of his car. The caller demands €500,000.

“ ‘Retribution’ is a commercial thriller set against the background of Spain and Europe’s banking crisis in which a victim becomes a victimizer and vice versa,” said producer Emma Lustres. “It also talks about what a father is prepared to do to save the lives of his children and what an adolescent girl is prepared to do for her father.”

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