Pathe International has reported more than 90 deals across its slate during the recent EFM.
The hottest seller was Miramax’s Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, which was presented as a market premiere, promptly selling out in two days.
The deals include Germany (Telepool), UK (Optimum), France (TF1), Scandinavia (Mis.Label), Spain (Tripictures), Italy (Lucky Red), Latin America (Cine Y Video), Benelux (Dutch Filmworks), Australia/New Zealand (Hopscotch), Japan (Pony Canyon), South Korea (Showtime), CIS (West Video), Poland (Best Film), Czech and Slovak Republic (Hollywood Classics), Former Yugoslavia (MCF), Portugal (Lusomundo), Hong Kong (Sundream), Singapore (Golden Village), Malaysia (Megafilm), Philippines (Pioneer) and South Africa (Nu Metro).
Troy Nixey’s thriller, presented by Guillermo del Toro, is about a family unleashing malevolent creatures in an old mansion. Bailee Madison, Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes star. It will be released wide in the US by FilmDistrict on August 12.
Also, Dany Boon’s French box office hit comedy Nothing To Declare (Rien A Declarer) sold to Italy (Medusa), Australia/New Zealand (Madman), Hungary (Budapest Film), Israel, (Orlando), and Airlines (EIM).
Daniel Auteuil’s directorial debut The Well-Digger’s Daughter (La Fille Du Puisatier), based on the 1940 film by Marcel Pagnol, sold to Canada (eOne), Netherlands (A-Film), Middle East (Phars) and Singapore (Golden Village). More deals will be announced soon.
In other sales, Anne Fontaine’s My Worst Nightmare (Mon Pire Cauchemar) sold for Italy (BIM), Argentina (Alfa) and Taiwan (SSG); Frédéric Schoendoerffer’s Switch sold for Germany and Austria (ZDF), Greece (Village), Czech and Slovak Republic (Hollywood Classics), Turkey (Medyavision), and Thailand (M Pictures); and Dominique Farrugia’s The Marquis (Le Marquis) sold to Germany (Atlas), CIS (Maywin), Middle East (Phars) and Turkey (Medyavision).