Another Toronto sales title has been take off the table as it emerged on Friday (6) that RLJE Films has paid low-mid seven figures for US rights to the horror sci-fi Color Out Of Space starring Nicolas Cage.
Color Out Of Space receives its world premiere tomorrow in Midnight Madness and also stars Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur, Brendan Meyer, Julian Hilliard, Elliot Knight, Q’orianka Kilcher and Tommy Chong.
Richard Stanley directed and co-wrote the screenplay with Scarlett Amaris based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft about the psychedelic effects of a meteorite hit. Stanley returns to Midnight Madness 29 years after his killer-robot genre title Hardware premiered in the section.
Ace Pictures financed the feature and SpectreVision produced, with Daniel Noah, Lisa Whalen, Elijah Wood and Josh C. Waller, serving as individual producers. Johnny Chang, Peter Wong, Timur Bekbosunov, Emma Lee, Stacy Jorgensen, Elisa Lleras and Michael M. McGuire are the executive producers.
RLJE Films negotiated the deal with XYZ Films, which also handles international sales.