Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman And Stephen Rea Anchor Haunted House Thriller OUT OF THE DARK
Given that XYZ Films - where I'm a partner - are executive producers on this, I shall just let the press release do the talking:
Los Angeles, CA - April 25, 2013 - Julia Stiles (Silver Linings Playbook, The Bourne Ultimatum), Scott Speedman (The Strangers, The Vow) and Stephen Rea (V for Vendetta, The Crying Game) star in Out of the Dark, a supernatural thriller presented by Participant Media in association with Image Nation and produced by Colombia's Dynamo and Spain's Apaches Entertainment. Participant's Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King and Nick Spicer of XYZ Films serve as executive producers on the film, which began filming in Bogota, Colombia this week.
Spanish filmmaker Lluis Quilez is directing the screenplay by Alex & David Pastor and Javier Gullón about an American couple, Sarah and Paul Harriman, who move to Colombia with their young daughter, Hannah, to take over the manufacturing business owned by Sarah's father, and soon realize that the house they've moved into is haunted.
Said King, "Given Participant's mission to illuminate important issues, this is not your average ghost story. You can be sure that there's a bigger reason why this takes place at this particular house in the Colombian jungle and to this particular family."
"We are delighted to once again join Participant Media in bringing this smart story to the screen," observed Mohamed Al Mubarak, Image Nation's Chairman.
Dynamo's Cristian Conti, added, "We are excited to be working with Participant to deliver this kind of quality storytelling to Colombia and to take advantage of the spectacular locations and local talent in a way that is authentically international."
Apaches Partner Belen Atienza said, "Out of the Dark showcases the talent of Lluis Quilez to give life to frightening stories that go beyond the genre to explore deeper emotions."
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