Horizon Motion Pictures has signed a deal to represent four projects from Irreverent Media Ltd (IML) in Cannes as executive producer and co-producer seeking sales, distribution and co-production partners.

The quartet is headed by The Light-House, a story starring Kevin Zegers and William Hurt that is said to be inspired by the dying words of the celebrated horror writer Edgar Allan Poe.

Zegers will play a misunderstood man who flees his tortured past and becomes the keeper of a lighthouse, where he must finally face his demons. Fredrik Thorsen wrote the screenplay.

Filming is scheduled to begin later this year in British Columbia and Horizon's Rob Straight and Caroline Stern will produce alongside Tom O'Brien and Echo Lake Productions' Doug Mankoff. CAA's Rick Hess will oversee for the agency.

The other projects are The Red Door (aka Jawbone) written by Michael Grais and Larry Koch, and the female-driven thriller Sleepwalkers. The ensemble comedy The Best Restaurant In The World. Ever takes place in a restaurant one Valentine's Day and has Marc-Andre Grondin from Canadian hit C.R.A.Z.Y. attached to star.

'IML chief executive officer Tom O'Brien has a talent for identifying and developing material, and an ability to bring talent to his vision,' Rob Straight, president of Vancouver-based Horizon, said. 'I am looking forward to a return to production through Horizon Motion Pictures in association with Irreverent.'

'Horizon's executives have a well developed understanding of the international marketplace and a keen desire to satisfy the needs of distributors,' O'Brien added. 'Irreverent has found strong producing partners in both Rob Straight and Caroline Stern, who can each greatly assist our talented young company to grow.'

IML is a development and production company with development participation from BC Film, Telefilm Canada, Corus Entertainment and the Harold Greenberg Fund.