EXCLUSIVE: Gravitas Ventures has picked up North American rights to English-language horror film Shortcut, produced and sold by Italy’s Minerva Pictures.
Directed by Alessio Liguori and written by Daniele Cosci, the English-language film stars Jack Kane, Zak Sutcliffe, Andrei Claude, Sophie Jane Oliver and Terence Anderson. The movie follows a group of five classmates trapped inside their school bus after a mysterious creature invades the road.
Producers are Simona Ferri, Marco Tempera and Robert Cipullo. The film will open in North America at drive-ins and indoor theaters on September 25 followed by a VOD and digital release on December 22.
The deal was negotiated by acquisitions exec Brett Rogalsky for Gravitas Ventures and Monica Ciarli for Minerva Pictures International.
“Gravitas is thrilled to be able to share Shortcut. This is a film that audiences are sure to be drawn to as it will not only be an exciting theatrical experience, but should also be an iconic entry into the horror genre for years to come,” said Rogalsky.
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