EXCLUSIVE: The producers behind Mexico-based Dark Factory have mapped an ambitious road ahead after securing a Sundance world premiere berth for their first English-language production, Reversal.
Daniel Posada and Jason Tamasco are preparing a February start on 100 Cries, the horror follow-up from Reversal (pictured) director JM Cravioto.
Paradigm represents domestic rights to 100 Cries, a re-imagining of Ramón Obón’s 1965 Mexican horror classic 100 Cries Of Terror that will feature a US cast.
The project is part of Dark Factory’s slate of US productions that will shoot in Mexico and receive marketing support to a global audience.
Next to go after 100 Cries will be The Boondoogle, a previously announced title that Dark Factory has now come on to finance and produce and will also shoot in 2015 after Nala Films withdrew from its financing position.
Steve Carr is attached to direct The Boondoogle and Rob Riggle and Thomas Lennon are attached to star and wrote the most recent draft from an original screenplay by Christopher Halvorson.
Principato-Young and Barrett Stuart are also on board to produce. Paradigm arranged financing and represents US rights to the story of two American insurance executives on a business trip to the Tropics who spiral into a psychedelic vortex of sex, violence and goats.
Dark Factory recently commenced production in Mexico City on the $3m Topher Grace musical One Shot, a co-financing arrangement with Alex Garcia’s AG Studios.
Grace stars alongside Taye Diggs, Anne Heche, Mexico’s Alona Tal and ‘N Sync founder member JC Chasez star in the story of an eccentric cast of characters on opening night of their Broadway play.
Music video director Isaac Rentz directs and Posada and Tamasco produce alongside Garcia and Grace.
Dark Factory’s goal is to produce three films a year and its other focus is shooting genre titles by Mexican directors in the US and Mexico.
Production credits include Cravioto’s El Más Buscado aka Mexico’s Most Wanted, financed and produced by Posada and Garcia with Latam set to distribute in Mexico in January.
Sundance Park City At Midnight selection Reversal centres on a young woman who escapes the clutches of a sexual predator and turns the tables on her captor. Tina Ivlev, Richard Tyson and Bianca Malinowski star and Paradigm represents US rights.