XYZ Films has acquired worldwide sales rights to Alone, the English-language adaptation of Swedish thriller and Guldbagge nominee Gone.
John Hyams (Netflix’s Black Summer), currently collaborating with Nicolas Winding Refn on HBO’s upcoming Maniac Cop, directed from a screenplay by Gone (2011) director Mattias Olsson.
Jules Willcox (Netflix’s Bloodline) stars in Alone as Jessica, a grief-stricken widow who flees the city in an attempt to cope with the loss of her husband.
When Jessica is kidnapped by a mysterious man and locked in a cabin in the Pacific Northwest, she escapes into the wilderness. The key cast includes Marc Menchaca (Ozark, The Outsider) and Anthony Heald (The Silence Of The Lambs).
The thriller by Paperclip Ltd (SXSW 2018 audience award winner All Square) and Mill House Motion Pictures (executive producers on Sienna Miller drama American Woman) premiered at Mammoth Film Festival earlier in the year, winning best feature, best actress, and best actor for Menchaca.
Jordan Foley and Jonathan Rosenthal produced Alone alongside Mike Macari and Gone co-director Henrik JP Akesson, the rights holders to the original film. Yeardley Smith and Ben Cornwell served as executive producers.
XYZ Films represents the world and jointly handles the US with CAA Media Finance.
Hyams’s director credits include Jean-Claude Van Damme action titles Universal Soldier: Regeneration and Universal Soldier: Day Of Reckoning, and Tribeca documentary The Smashing Machine.
XYZ’s recent slate of sales titles include RZA’s Cut Throat City starring Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes, Eiza Gonzalez and Shameik Moore, The Silencing starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Annabelle Wallis, and Sion Sono’s Prisoners Of The Ghostland, starring Nicolas Cage and Sofia Boutella. XYZ is in post-production on Joe Penna’s Stowaway with Anna Kendrick and Toni Collette.