Los Angeles-based Voltage Pictures has picked up internationalrights to David Arquette's directorial debut, the slasher project TheTripper starring ThomasJane.
Production is set to begin innorthern California in mid-February on the story of a group of weekendconcert-goers who fall prey to a maniacal killer hell-bent on finishing what hestarted years ago.
Arquette co-wrote the screenplay with Joe Harris, who wrote thestory on the 2003 horror picture Darkness Falls.
Jane will star alongside JamieKing, Jason Mewes, Lucas Haas, Paul Ruebens and Balthazar Getty. Arquette willappear in a cameo along with his sister Patricia Arquette and wife CourteneyCox-Arquette.
Arquette will produce with Cox-Arquette for their productioncompany Coquette. Evan Astrowsky and Neil Machlis will also produce, with SteveNiles and Jane serving as executive producers through RAW Entertainment.
"David brought us this great tongue-in-cheek horror movie and wewanted to get involved right away," Voltage chief Nicolas Chartier said. "We'revery excited about its cast and its new fresh and smart take on the genre."
"I am so thrilled to be directing my first film with support andtalent of all my friends and family, and incredible guidance of cinematographerBobby Bukowski," Arquette added. "I feel blessed and honoured. I am also proudto be in business with Voltage."
David Pierce of the Pierce Law Group negotiated the deal on behalfof Coquette with Voltage's Nadine de Barros.
Voltage's slateat the European Film Market in Berlin includes El Cantante starring Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez,the sci-fi thriller Isobar, and documentary Who Killed The Electric Car' which played in Sundance last week.