Fries Film Group has acquired worldwide rights to Terence Daw's upcoming horror film Surviving Evil.

The UK/South African co-production is set to begin shooting in February 2008 and centres on a group of documentary film-makers marooned on a deserted island in the Philippines where they encounter a fearsome creature.

Daw wrote the screenplay and David Pupkewitz and Malcolm Kohl of Focus Films are producing. Natalie Mendoza of The Descent is lined up to star and further casting is underway.

Cool Hand International's Luke G-Jones, who is also serving as executive producer, brokered the deal at the recent AFM in Santa Monica.