Van Hoy and Knudsen to produce with Redmond and Bekerman.
K5 International has boarded international sales for Robert Eggers’ The Witch of New-Canaan Woode.
Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen’s Parts & Labor, which has an output deal with K5, is producing with Jodi Redmond of Red Code Productions and Daniel Bekerman of Canada’s Scythia Film. The shoot is planned for spring/summer 2013.
The horror film is set in 17th century New England, where a farming family is tormented by an evil witch.
Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur, co-founders of K5, said: “Robert has a brilliantly obsessive eye for detail and imagery and his background in production design makes him perfect for this. If anyone can scare us out of our wits in darkest 17thcentury New England, it’s him.”
Eggers [pictured] is a theatre veteran who has worked on Palehorse Productions’ Othello in New York.
The producers said: “This film is refreshingly unique, transporting us to the root of what has long terrified our culture. The Witch is powerfully tangible, human, and will shake audiences to their core.”
Carl Clifton, K5 Partner – Sales & Marketing added: “What’s especially scary and disturbing about this project is the horribly dark, twisted fairy-tale element, literally the witch with the rotten apple. It’s a script that gives you nightmares after reading it.”
K5 International’s AFM slate also includes 4 1/2 Minutes starring Renee Zellweger and Johnny Knoxville, Sally El Hosaini’s festival hit My Brother The Devil, Bille August’s Night Train to Lisbon, Duncan Jones’ Fleming, and Paul Walker thriller Vehicle 19, which has its first screening here.