IFC Films has confirmed its US acquisition of The Blair Witch Project co-creator Daniel Myrick's supernatural thriller The Objective, which premiered at Tribeca 2008.

The Objective will open on February 4 through IFC's theatrical and VOD day-and-date distribution platform IFC In Theaters. The Objective will also go through IFC Entertainment's exclusive deal with Blockbuster.

IFC's director of acquisitions and production Lizzie Nastro negotiated the deal with producer Jeremy Wall and Lina Marrone from Arclight.

The film follows covert US operatives who encounter an ancient evil force while on a mission to locate an influential muslim cleric in Afghanistan.

Jonas Ball, Matt Anderson, Jon Huertas, Michael C Williams, Sam Hunger and Jeff Prewett star. Myrick wrote the screenplay with Mark Patton and Wes Clark Jr. Zev Guber produced with Wall.

'Ten years after The Blair Witch Project first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, we are delighted to be working with Myrick on this thought-provoking, atmospheric thriller which should have tremendous appeal to fans of horror and sci-fi movies across the country,' IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring said.