Arclight Films has added the Australian ghost story Lake Mungo to its AFM sales slate and is exploring a US remake.

Lake Mungo is screening at the market and tells of the paranormal activity that plagues a family following the drowning of a teenage girl.

Joel Anderson wrote and directed the Darclight title, which stars Talia Zucker, Rosie Traynor, David Pledger and Martin Sharpe. Georgie Nevile and David Rapsey produced and Bill Coleman, Gilbert George and Robert George served as executive producers.

'The movie is filmed in a stunning documentary style that draws you into the haunting revelations of the story,' Arclight managing director Gary Hamilton said. 'In many respects similar to the effect of Blair Witch, we believe the film will play well with international audiences everywhere.'

Arclight is also preparing a January start under its enhanced production mandate on the $5m thriller supernatural thriller Altitude with Vancouver-based Escape Factory and Infinity Features. Kaare Andrews will direct and casting is underway.

The production roster includes the previously announced $16m thriller The Courier starring Adrien Brody from Wanted and 3:10 To Yuma writers Michael Brandt and Derek Haas that will shoot in Louisiana and Las Vegas in January, as well as creature feature Speed Demon, which is set to go in spring.

Preparation is also in advanced stages on the $22m graphic novel
adaptation The Witchblade with Platinum Studios and Top Cow
Productions. Sales chief Pascal Borno's slate includes the German
wartime action film The Red Baron starring Joseph Fiennes, Hong Kong
title Champions and the South African comedy sequel Mr Bones 2.