The supernatural thriller starring Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman, and Stephen Rea has been tapped for an early 2015 theatrical release. No date has been set, but Vertical Entertainment, which acquired the U.S. rights to Out Of The Dark from Participant Media, is looking at February as a possible theatrical release month. Traditionally, supernatural thrillers and horror films do well at the beginning of the year. The deal was announced today.
Out Of The Dark, directed by first-timer Lluis Quilez, is a ghost story about a new family in South America who must confront ancient legends, ghosts and a “haunting family secret.” The picture will be presented by Vertical in association not only with Participant but also Image Nation, having been produced by Apaches Entertainment, Cactus Flower, and Fast Producciones, in association with Dynamo and XYZ Films.
The film was executive produced by Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Roy Azout, and Nick Spicer and produced by Belén Atienza, Cristian Conti, Enrique López Lavigne and Andrés Calderón from a screenplay by Alex Pastor & David Pastor, and Javier Gullón. Out Of The Dark was shot on location in Colombia and is a Spain-Colombia co-production.
The deal was negotiated by Vertical’s Rich Goldberg and Peter Jarowey with Nate Bolotin at XYZ Films and Jeff Ivers for Participant. Bloom is handling international sales. Bloom, which launched in May, is handling international sales.