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AFM: Salt, XYZ enter horror 'The Void'

EXCLUSIVE: The Witch exec readies horror from writer-directors Jeremy Gillespie and Steve Konstanski.

UK sales outfit Salt will be looking to ink further deals at AFM on horror The Void, from genre writer-directors Jeremy Gillespie and Steve Konstanski (The ABCs of Death 2).

Shoot is due to get underway in Canada on Nov 17 on the horror in which a lone police officer and a group of staff band together to fortify themselves within the walls of an isolated hospital which is under threat from a violent cult.

As the group prepares for the fight of their lives they discover the real terror is already inside.

XYZ and CAA will handle North American deals.

Producers are Casey Walker of Cave Painting Pictures and Jonathan Bronfman (The Witch) of JoBro Productions. Executive producers are Ross Dinerstein (The Nightmare), Jeremy Platt, Zach Hagen and Todd Brown.

New York-based 120dB, backers of The Harvest, are providing finance and will also executive produce.

Following a soft-launch at Toronto, rights have already been snapped up in Thailand (Sahamongkol), Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam (Golden River), Greece (Odeon), Turkey (Mars), Middle East (Front Row), Czech Republic and Slovakia (Bohemia) and Former Yugoslavia (2iFilms).

Gillespie and Konstanski first cut their teeth on genre favourites Manborg and Fathers Day.

Toronto-based JoBro has also recently backed Stephen Hopkins’ Jesse Owens biopic Race, James Schamus’ Indignation and Kim Nguyen’s Two Lovers And A Bear.

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