Essential Entertainment has boarded international rights to the thriller Cold Light Of Day from Intrepid Pictures, riding high following the success of the Rogue Pictures summer release The Strangers.

Jere Hausfater will commence pre-sales at AFM next week on the story of a young man thrown into an international conspiracy when he learns his father is a secret agent. Scott Wiper wrote the screenplay and will direct.

Intrepid partners Trevor Macy and Marc D Evans are producing and financing the film. No casting has been announced.

'We are extremely pleased to be in business with Scott Wiper, a skilled action director whose voice as a writer has forged a compelling movie in Cold Light Of Day,' Macy and Evans said.

'Not only does this movie stand on its own as an action picture, but it also works as a taut, character-driven espionage thriller relatable to anyone who's ever had tensions within their family. This is a picture that will appeal broadly to audiences around the world, and we feel it's a great investment for Intrepid.'

At AFM Essential will also be show new footage from Richard Loncraine's 1950s-set Renee Zellweger comedy My One And Only and the Clive Barker horror adaptation Dread.