UK distributor MomentumPictures and its new sister company Aurum Producciones in Spain have made theirfirst joint acquisition, taking rights in the UK and Spain to Impact Pictures'horror movie The Dark starring Sean Bean and Maria Bello from SummitEntertainment.

Momentum and Aurum teamed upwhen Momentum's parent company, Canada's Alliance Atlantis, closed a deal tobuy Aurum for $54m earlier this month. Alliance Atlantis is the leadingindependent distributor in Canada.

The Dark is the second film to be directed by John Fawcettwhose first picture Ginger Snaps was a cult hit around the world andspawned a sequel. Scheduled to shoot in the UK and Isle Of Man in July, thefilm is about a series of mysterious occurrences that befall a young familyhaunted by the ghost of a dead child.

It is produced by JeremyBolt and Paul Anderson's Impact Pictures and financed by Constantin Film inGermany.