UKdistributor Momentum Pictures has acquired gritty British horror Wilderness, managing director Xavier Marchandhas announced.

The company picked up all UKand Spanish rights to the film, which is director Michael J Bassett's follow-upto Deathwatch.

Lara Thompson, head ofacquisitions at Momentum, and Robert Bernstein, of UK production company EcosseFilms, negotiated the deal. AV Pictures is selling the film at Cannes.

Production starts inNorthern Ireland for six weeksfrom May 31. The story follows a group of young offenders sent to a remoteisland to learn team skills who discover they are not alone.