Rome-based Minerva Pictures has taken international rights to Alessio Liguori’s English-language teen horror film Shortcut. It will theatrically distribute the film itself in summer 2020.
The film is about a group of children and teenagers on a school trip to Italy, who become trapped overnight in a bus Keeping them inside is the presence of a mysterious and dangerous creature of the woods that is trying to get in. The cast includes Jack Kane, Zak Sutcliffe and David Keyes.
Shortcut is produced by Italian companies Play Entertainment, Camaleo Film, Mad Rocket Entertainment, with Germany’s Sternberg Film. It is now in post-production.
The film is Liguori’s second feature following the psychological horror In The Trap, also produced this year. That project is being handled by True Colours and has sold to territories including the US, Russia, and South Korea.