EXCLUSIVE: Nicolas Chartier’s Voltage Pictures has picked up international sales rights to upcoming creature feature The Barrens from Saw franchise director Darren Bousman.
Shooting is scheduled to begin in August on the project, which is styled in the vein of The Shining and follows a family whose woodland vacation descends into madness when the father becomes delusional and believes they are being stalked by a horned beast.
Bousman, who directed Saw 2, 3 and 4, is producing with Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten of The Genre Company. Bill O’Dowd and Nelson Famadas of Dolphin Entertainment serve as executive producers.
The director’s upcoming releases include the horror title 11-11-11 set for release on that date later this year, and Mother’s Day, produced through The Genre Company.
Voltage has debuted footage here of thriller Faces In The Crowd starring Milla Jovovich and Julian McMahon, and is also selling Puncture with Chris Evans, Michael Biehn and Vinessa Shaw.