Australia’s Dicentium Films and Toronto-based Unstable Ground have joined forces to produce horror project Mark of Kane, reports ScreenDaily.
Mark of Kane pits the inhabitants of a small California desert town against a homicidal man hell-bent on killing everyone in sight.
Producers Justin McConnell of Unstable Ground and Dicentium Films’ Judd Tilyard are flying into Cannes to meet sales agents on the adaptation of Michael Prescott’s cult novel “Kane”.
Serhat Caradee is lined up to direct from the adapted screenplay by Serena Whitney and McConnell.
Producing with McConnell and Tilyard are Unstable Ground’s Whitney, and Avi Federgreen.
Genre director Adam Mason and George Mihalka serve as consulting producers on the project, which went through the Fantasia Film Festival’s Frontieres International Co-Production Market in 2014.
The producers have earmarked a production start later this year in Australia.
“Kane is a force of nature. Walking out of the desert into the dying town of Tuskett, which only 23 people still call home, he has only one purpose: to kill every resident. Relentless, stealthy, and without mercy, Kane won’t stop until every last man, woman, and child is nothing but a memory. Soon the surviving townspeople must band together to fight this seemingly unstoppable evil, or die trying. Brutal, action-packed, and most importantly, character-driven, Mark of Kane is a thrilling story of survival at any cost.“
The poster is by prolific designer Omar Hauksson (The Raid 1 & 2, Proxy, Stage Fright, Resolution).