THINKFilm and StarzEntertainment Group (SEG) have begun principal photography on Jeff McQueen'sdocumentary Going To Pieces: The Rise And Fall Of The Slasher Film.
Based on Adam Rockoff's bookof the same name, the picture will explore the roots and cultural associationsof the horror genre, with particular reference to slasher films.
THINKFilm holds worldwidetheatrical rights and SEG retains exclusive US first-run television rights.
Candy Heart Productions'sRachel Belofsky and Rudy Scalese are producing the project, which featuresinterviews with filmmakers, critics and famous faces from horror cinema.
SEG's vice president ofprogramming Michael Ruggiero and senior manager co-productions ChristopherBlack will serve as executive producers.
SEG's vice president ofprogramme acquisitions Nancy Silverstone, and THINKFilm's senior vice-presidentof acquisitions and business affairs Randy Manis negotiated the deal. Manis isalso serving as executive producer.
"We've been working togetherwith SEG for years and have been looking for an opportunity to take ourrelationship to the next level," Manis said. "This idea came up and weimmediately jumped on it."
Going To Pieces will be ready for delivery in 2006 and THINKFilm isplanning a late summer release in North America.