Voltage Pictures has picked up worldwide sales on two horrorpictures to be produced by Ed Pressman, a remake of Brian De Palma's 1973 Sisters and The Hill.
Both projects are set to begin production in February 2006 throughNew York-based Pressman & Company's No Remorse genre label and will beco-financed by Grosvenor Park and Image Entertainment.
Sisterswill star Asia Argento in the role that made Margot Kidder a star as adisturbed woman under the control of her psychiatrist whose becomes involvedwith a murder after a journalist investigates her relationship with the doctor.
David Cronenberg will make a cameo appearance in the picture,which is being directed by Douglas Buck from a screenplay by Buck and JohnFreitas. Alessandro Camon, Stephen Belafonte and Pressman are producing.
Adam Marcus, whose credits include Jason Goes To Hell, will direct The Hill from a screenplay he co-wrote with DebraSullivan about a stepfather who moves his family to the rural town where hegrew up only to discover it is in the grip of an occult group.
Evan Astrowsky, Marisa Johnston and Sofia Sondervan are producingand Pressman is serving as executive producer.
"These are two smartgenre films with great suspense-action scripts and talented directors," Voltagechief Nicolas Chartier said. "We're excited to be working with Edward RPressman, Grosvenor Park and Image to bring these horror titles to the foreignmarketplace."
"It's a pleasure to be working with exciting young filmmakers likeDouglas and Adam and in conjunction with such dynamic companies as Image,Grosvenor Park, and Voltage," Pressman added.
The deal was put together by Chartier, Lee Solomon of GrosvenorPark, Marty Greenwald of Image Entertainment, and Suraj Gohill of Pressman& Company Films.
Pressman &Company plans to produce up to six titles each year through the No Remorselabel. Pressman is also raising capital for larger budget productions. Thecompany's Catherine Hardwicke project The Monkey Wrench Gang is currently set up at Sony.