Berlin: Buyers Lock Up Terrorist-Themed ‘Cell’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Although its theatrical release was cancelled following the Nov. 13 Paris attacks, Nicolas Boukhrief’s terrorist-themed thriller “Inside the Cell” has attracted a wide range of distributors.

WTFilms, which reps international rights, has now sold the movie to Canada (Axia), Germany (Universum), U.K. (Soda), Korea (Blue Brick), China (Quick E), Israel (Ibex), Greece (Odeon), Middle East (Italia), Scandi (Njuta) and Eastern Europe (HBO).

The movie was previously sold to Belgium (Cineart), Latin America (California), Turkey (Mars) and Greece (Odeon).

Inside the Cell,” which deals with the religious indoctrination of French youths from diverse backgrounds and their path into terrorism, was penned and directed by Boukhrief before the January 2015 Charlie Hebdo attacks. Pic follows a journalist who infiltrates a terrorist cell in Paris and befriends four men who are plotting a deadly assault in the French city.

Seeming eerily prophetic, the movie’s poster, which showed a large Kalashnikov rifle against a picture of the Eiffel Tower, were on the display across Paris the day of the 2015 attacks at the Bataclan and other venues in the French capital.

After its initial theatrical release on Nov. 18 was pulled, the movie was pushed back twice, before eventually coming out on VOD on Jan. 29.

WTFilms’ slate also includes “The Eavesdropper” with Francois Cluzet and Alba Rohrwacher.

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