EXCLUSIVE: Other buzz titles on TF1 International’s AFM slate include The Brass Teapot and Before The Winter Chills.
TF1 International has sold David Hayter’s werewolf thriller Wolves into a slew of territories ahead of showing first footage at the AFM.
Early deals for the $17m film - currently shooting in Canada for summer 2013 delivery - include to Germany (Square One), Japan (CCC), Russia (Art Film Distribution) and the Middle East (Falcon).
The thriller is produced by Steve Hoban of Copperheart and executive produced by Benedict Carver of Entertainment One, which has Canadian rights and is also handling US, UK and Benelux sales.Paris-based TF1 International is selling the rest of the world.
X-Men and Watchman writer Hayter describes his directorial debut as “Twilight with a bit more bite, and without abstinence”.
Lucas Till stars as an 18-year-old who wakes one night to discover his parents have been brutally murdered and he has transformed into a werewolf. The cast also features Jason Momoa and Merritt Patterson.
Other buzz titles on the TF1 slate include Ramaa Mosley’s comedy The Brass Teapot for which Magnolia Pictures acquired North America rights in September following its premiere in the Discovery section of Toronto.
The company is also pre-selling Philippe Claudel’s Before The Winter Chills (Avant l’hiver) starring Daniel Auteuil as a man torn between his loving wife (Kristen Scott-Thomas) and a mysterious young woman (Leila Bekhti).