Sogepaq, the rights and acquisitions arm of Spanish media group Sogecable, has picked up world rights on Fugitivas, a feature film currently in production at Seville-based Maestranza Films.

Sogepaq is also understood to be negotiating international rights on Guillermo del Toro's The Devil's Backbone (El Espinazo Del Diablo), a Tequila Gang / El Deseo co-production which Sogepaq sister outlet Warner Sogefilms will distribute in Spain.

The Fugitivas pick-up follows Sogepaq's pattern of slowly re-entering local acquisitions after an extended hiatus largely brought about by a politically-motivated sales stand-off with Spanish public broadcaster Television Espanola (TVE).

Fugitivas is billed as a Thelma & Louise-style road movie. It stars Laia Marull, Maria Galiana and Juan Diego and is directed by Miguel Hermoso.

Maestranza, headed by Antonio Perez, was the producer of last year's surprise box office hit and public award winner at the Berlin Film Festival, Alone (Solas).

Other Sogepaq pick-ups from the last year include: Lisbon (Lisboa); Cascabel; Fading Memories (Las Huellas Borradas); Rewind; Marta's World (Marta Y Alrededores); A Bench In The Park (Un Banco En El Parque); and Jealousy (Celos).