Lions Gate Films International has picked up worldwide rights excludingthe UK, France and North America to UK-Irish horror movie Isolation which is beingdirected by first-timer Billy O'Brien.

Produced by The Bureau in association with Blue Orange Films and ElementFilms, Isolation stars John Lynch, Ruth Negga and Sean Harris in thestory of five people caught up in a terrifying experiment one bleak winter onan isolated farm in rural Ireland.

The film follows a cattle farmer who has agreed to some simple pregnancytests for his herd by a private biotech laboratory which are not as simple asthey seem. Film Four, the Irish Film Board, TV3 and Lions Gate FilmsInternational financed the film which is being presold here.

Redbus prebought theatrical and video rights in the UK, while Frenchrights are retained by The Bureau. Producers on the film are Ruth Kenley-Letts,Bertrand Faivre and Ed Guiney.

The film joins a cannon ofhorror titles represented by Lions Gate including Cabin Fever, Saw and the upcoming J-Horror series.