David Cronenberg will executive-produce horror Drone, the next film by Aaron Woodley (being pre-sold in Cannes by Global Cinema Group.) The film is being produced by Joel B. Michaels and Garth H. Drabinsky.

Drone, written by Jon Felson and Rusty Gorman, is based on a short story by TC Boyle. It is a psychological thriller about a young boy who has a disturbing obsession with bees. The film will shoot in Toronto later in the summer.

Speaking in Cannes, Cronenberg has confirmed that his new film Eastern Promises will receive its North American premiere in Toronto in the autumn.

The Canadian auteur also revealed that he is still hoping to make Red Cars, his long-gestating project about US Formula 1 Ferrari driver, Phil Hill.

Drone is Woodley's third feature. The rising young Canadian director is currently in post-production on his second feature, Tennessee, for Lee Daniels Entertainment starring Mariah Carey.