EXCLUSIVE: Protagonist Pictures has secured a deal with Soda Pictures to handle UK distribution on Cannes Critics’ Week title For Those In Peril.

The film, written and directed by Paul Wright, will receive its UK premiere on Friday (June 28) at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, following its world premiere in Cannes last month.

The deal was negotiated by Edward Fletcher for Soda Pictures and Dave Bishop on behalf of Protagonist.

The Warp X production is produced by Mary Burke and Polly Stokes with the backing of the BFI Film Fund, Film4, Creative Scotland and Screen Yorkshire.

It stars George MacKay (How I Live Now), Kate Dickie (Red Road), Nichola Burley (Streetdance 3D, Wuthering Heights) and Michael Smiley (Kill List, A Field In England).

For Those In Peril centres on Aaron (MacKay), the lone survivor of a strange fishing accident that claimed the lives of five men including his older brother.

Spurred on by sea-going folklore and local superstition, the village blames him for this tragedy, making him an outcast amongst his own people. Steadfastly refusing to believe that his brother is dead, and possessed by grief, madness and magic, Aaron sets out to recover him.