Voltage Pictures has taken international rights to Jorg Ihle's action horror movie The Tribe.

Sales chief Nicolas Chartier described the project as a cross between Predator and Lost and already closed deals ahead of the market with Flashstar in Brazil and Prosieben.Sat for German TV.

The Tribe centres on a group of maritime disaster survivors who find themselves at the mercy of cannibals after being stranded on an uncharted island.

The project is currently in production and stars newcomers Marc Bacher, Justin Baldoni, Nikki Griffin, Kellan Lutz and Jewel Staite. Ihle wrote the screenplay with Mohit Ramchandani, who is producing for Avatar Entertainment.

'We acquired the project a year ago at script stage,' Chartier said. 'It reminded me of The Descent, a great female-driven survival adventure movie.'

Vice president of sales and acquisitions Nadine de Barros brokered the deal on behalf of Voltage.

Chartier has also sold North American rights to David L Cunningham's real-time thriller After to First Look Home Entertainment, which plans a May release.

The story follows a trio of thrill-seekers who get trapped underground in Moscow in a nightmarish scenario blurring fantasy and reality. Voltage brokered the deal with Cassian Elwes of William Morris Independent.