Millennium Entertainment has added Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s thriller to its slate following the world premiere in Toronto. Meanwhile SPC has acquired the lion’s share of rights to Neil Young’s Journey and Sundance Selects has acquired North America on The Loneliest Planet.
Clive Owen, Carice Van Houten, Daniel Brühl and Pilar López de Ayala star in the story based on a screenplay by Nicolás Casariego and Jaime Marques about two children in different countries who are visited at night by a faceless intruder.
Enrique López Lavigne, Belén Atienza and Mercedes Gamero produced and Jesus de la Vega and Ricardo Garcia Arrojo served as executive producers.
Millennium Entertainment will release the film theatrically in April 2012
“Intruders is an accessible chiller with high entertainment value, but the film is also a smart, psychological journey which will appeal to sophisticated audiences,” CEO Bill Lee, said. “The film resonated hauntingly with our team in Toronto, and we’re enthused to work with Juan Carlos to bring the film to theatres this spring.”
“It’s been an absolute thrill to experience audience reactions to the film at Toronto and San Sebastian, and exciting to also have the team at Millennium respond so strongly,” Fresnadillo added. “I look forward to working with them in bringing the film to North American audiences.”
Vincent Scordino negotiated the deal on behalf of Millennium with Rich Klubeck and Dave Flynn of the UTA Independent Film Group.
- SPC brokered the Neil Young’s Journey deal with the singer’s longtime manager Elliot Roberts and acquired worldwide rights excluding Latin America from Shakey Pictures and Clinica Estetico. Jonathan Demme’s film premiered in Toronto and the deal marks the third time he has collaborated with SPC following Jimmy Carter Man From Plains and Rachel Getting Married.
- Sundance Selects svp of acquisitions and productions Arianna Bocco and director of acquisitions Jeff Deutchman negotiated the deal on The Loneliest Planet with Cinetic Media. Julia Loktev’s drama follows a young couple whose love is tested when they encounter danger on a backpacking holiday in the Caucasus mountains. Gael Garcia Bernal, Hani Furstenberg and Bidzina Gujabidze star. Recent festival screenings include Toronto, Locarno and New York.