Overseas FilmGroup hasacquired worldwide distribution rights to Pinata: Survival Island, a horror thriller being produced by Hill &Brand Entertainment. Written, produced and directed by brothers David and ScottHillenbrand, the film stars Nicholas Brendon, Jaime Pressly, Nate Richert andGarrett Wang.

The Hillenbrands have todate made actioner King Cobra forTrimark Pictures and are set to start principal photography on creature featureDeep Terror in April inco-production with Showcase Entertainment. They are also in talks with RegentEntertainment to make disaster movie Terror Peak for the company.

As part of the arrangementwith Overseas, Hill & Brand will begin work on a Pinata sequel which is scheduled to go into pre-productionlater this year.

The deal was negotiated onbehalf of the Hillenbrands by Kim Swartz of Mitchell, Silberberg & Knuppand for Overseas by Peter Lawson, Robbie Little, Bill Lischak and Laura Ivey.