New York-based Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to horror pic “Virtual Reality,” from Argentine director-producer Hernán Findling (“Impossible Crimes”).
Other deals on the pic closed by FilmSharks include Media 4 Fun (Poland), AV Jet (Taiwan) and Laon-I (South Korea). Japan, Latin America, the U.K. and France are under discussion.
“Just a few horror stories attain such a high degree of talent in merging so many different stories within the same feature, incorporating well-known genre cinema classics to make an absolutely new feature. This small-budgeted film has surprised everyone,” FilmSharks CEO, Guido Rud told Variety.
Starring Vanesa González, César Bordón, Christian Sancho and Federico Bal, “Virtual Reality” has screened at Sitges and Bifan. In it, a cast and crew arrive at their director’s house for their film’s first cut screening. They soon find out that he has struck a sinister pact to ensure his career really takes off.
FilmSharks continues to roll out Fabian Forte’s folk horror comedy “Legions” and otherworldly romantic comedy “Ghosting Gloria.”
Tapping much of the crew on Damian Rugna’s Netflix and Shudder-sold “Aterrados” and set to premiere at July’s Fantasia Festival, “Legions” has closed Germany (GAS, via Donau Film), Russia/CIS (Cinema Prestige) and Taiwan (AV Jet). The U.S. is in talks.
The horror comedy pictures evil forces descending on Argentina, while humanity’s best hope, a once-legendary shaman played by Germán De Silva (“Wild Tales”), is confined to a psychiatric asylum.
In a separate pact, Warner Media’s HBO Max Europe has acquired “Ghosting Gloria.” Star Entertainment has taken Indian rights, while the film has already sold to the U.S. (streaming service Pantaya), as well as Spain (Movistar Plus) and Taiwan (AV Jet). Latin America, France, Germany and Japan are under discussions.
“Ghosting Gloria,” from Marcela Matta and Mauro Sarser (“Los modernos”), turns on a 30-year-old single woman who has never had an orgasm. She finally finds her ideal lover, though he doesn’t belong to the land of the living.