Cannes Briefs: Bekmambetov’s ‘Squirrels’; Darclight’s ‘Tell Tale Heart’; Vision’s Duff McKagan Doc; More

Bekmambetov’s ‘Squirrels’ To Ravage Croisette
Red Sea Media has boarded sales on the Timur Bekmambetov produced horror thriller Squirrels. The script is by Daniel Antoniazzi and Ben Shiffrin, based on an idea by Bekmambetov about a young man who returns home to uncover the mystery behind his father’s death only to find a pack of flesh-eating squirrels hellbent on destroying everything in their path. Lisa Ellzey and Michele Wolkoff are executive producers. A director and cast are being set.

Rose McGowan, Peter Bogdanovich Movie ‘The Tell Tale Heart’ Sets Sales Co.
Darclight Films will screen footage of John La Tier’s The Tell Tale Heart starring Rose McGowan, Peter Bogdanovich and Patrick John Flueger. Based on the Edgar Allen Poe short story, the film’s action is transferred to modern-day New Orleans where a man is tormented by the still-beating heart of the old man he murdered and buried beneath the floorboards. The film adds a haunting romance to the mix. Producer is Daniel Zirilli via Popart Film Factory and Leverage Entertainment. (more…)

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