Saban Films has picked up US rights to the Elijah Wood horror-comedy Come To Daddy, which XYZ Films represents for international sales in Cannes.
The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival last month and follows a man in his thirties who travels to a remote cabin to reconnect with his estranged father. Stephen McHattie and Martin Donovan also star.
Saban plans a theatrical release on Ant Timpson’s (producer on Turbo Kid, The ABCs Of Death) feature directorial debut based on a screenplay by Toby Harvard from an idea by Timpson.
Mette-Marie Kongsved and Laura Tunstall produced for Los Angeles-based Nowhere, alongside Daniel Bekerman for Toronto’s Scythia Films, Katie Holly of Dublin’s Blinder Films, Emma Slade for New Zealand-based Firefly Films, and Harvard.
Tango Entertainment financed the Canada-New Zealand-Ireland co-production, with support from the New Zealand Film Commission, Telefilm, Blinder Films, and Egg Post Production.
Bill Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films along with Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers.
“Come To Daddy’s horror and comedy mix is perfectly balanced and creates a wonderfully wild atmosphere that’ll keep audiences guessing – all the way through,” said Bromiley.