The US rights deal to Trey Edward Shults’ acclaimed Critics’ Week selection includes rights to his next film.
It Comes The Night will follow a father who will stop at nothing to protect his wife and son from a malevolent, mysterious presence outside their doorstep. A24 will develop and produce the psychological horror.
Krisha premiered at SXSW and won the grand jury and audience awards for narrative feature. The story centres on a estranged woman’s shambolic return to a family gathering.
Shults began his career as an intern on Terrence Malick’s The Tree Of Life.
“Trey is an artist on the rise and we are proud to partner with him,” said A24. “His unique approach, singular style, confident storytelling and edge shines through Krisha and we are excited to collaborate with such an exceptionally talented filmmaker at the beginning of what will no doubt be a long, celebrated career.”
Shults is represented by WME, who brokered the deal with A24 for both films. Visit Films is handling international sales.