Lotus Entertainment kicks off pre-sales at AFM on the horror film from Xavier Gens and the producer behind horror hits Annabelle and The Conjuring.

The Conjuring co-writers Chad and Carey Hayes wrote the screenplay about an investigative journalist who probes the case of a priest who allegedly murdered a nun during an exorcism.

Peter Safran, who produced Annabelle and The Conjuring, produces with the Hayes brothers.

Lotus Entertainment’s Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, DJ Gugenheim and Ara Keshishian serve as executive producers.

“Peter and the Hayes brothers have an amazing track record in the genre space, and we’re excited to be teaming up with them,” said Seibel. “We felt that a smart, edgy thriller like The Crucifixion combined with this amazing creative team had all the right ingredients to be a global box office hit.”

 The Lotus sales slate at AFM includes Tiger’s Curse with Shekhar Kapur on board to direct; Keanu Reeves in Replicas; and the Halle Berry thriller Kidnap.