The distributor has taken US rights to Participant Media’s supernatural thriller starring Julia Stiles and Scott Speedman and has scheduled an early 2015 theatrical release. Bloom handles international sales.

Out Of The Dark is a ghost story set in South America, where a young family embarking on a new life is forced to confront ancient legends and a family secret. Stephen Rea also stars.

Lluís Quílez shot the Spain-Colombia thriller in Colombia and directed from a screenplay by Alex Pastor, David Pastor and Javier Gullón.

Vertical will present the film in association with Participant Media and Image Nation. Out Of The Dark is produced by Apaches Entertainment, Cactus Flower and Fast Producciones in association with Dynamo and XYZ Films.

Belén Atienza, Cristian Conti, Enrique López Lavigne and Andrés Calderón produced and the executive producers are Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Roy Azout and Nick Spicer.

Vertical brokered the deal with Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films and Jeff Ivers for Participant.

  • Cinema Guild has taken US rights to Lisandro Alonso’s Un Certain Regard premiere and FIPRESCI winner Jauja, produced by and starring Viggo Mortensen. Jauja will screen at the Toronto and New York film festivals. Cinema Guild brokered the deal with Mortensen of Perceval Pictures and plans an early 2015 theatrical release for the story of a Danish captain at a remote Patagonian outpost whose daughter goes missing.
  • GKIDS has set a December 19 North American release and awards qualifying run for upcoming Toronto International Film Festival world premiere Song Of The Sea.