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Jovanka Vuckovic Heads to the Apocalypse With ‘Riot Girls’!

The Captured Bird

Clique Pictures producer Lauren Grant announced today that XX director Jovanka Vuckovic will be at the helm for the feature film Riot Girls, Bloody Disgusting learned.

Set in a world where adults have mysteriously died and resources are scarce, Riot Girls tells the story of a teenage girl who is called to action when her brother is captured by rivals and set to be executed. Joined by the girl who has always loved her, and the boy who wants to love her, the threesome tear through the crumbling suburbs on a violent road marked by betrayal, sexual discovery, and brutal justice.

Vuckovic won the 2012 Fantasia Film Festival Best Short award for The Captured Bird (pictured), which was executive produced by Guillermo del Toro. She also wrote and directed a segment for XX, the groundbreaking all-female horror anthology produced by XYZ Films to be released by Magnet Releasing in 2017. She’s scheduled to direct the feature adaptation of Clive Barker’s Jacqueline Ess as well as All My Heroes Are Dead, a thriller based on an original screenplay by Vuckovic.

“I’ve always been attracted to films that break the rules,” says Vuckovic. “Riot Girls isn’t a simple post apocalypse tale, a violent survivalist horror story, a queer romance, or a kids adventure film – it’s all of those things blended together beautifully. I look forward to bringing Katherine’s genre-bending, coming-of-rage love story to life onscreen.”

Riot Girls is written by Katherine Collins, who is currently working on the upcoming Netflix series Lost In Space to be directed by Neil Marshall and was a writer on the first season of the NBC hit Blindspot.

Riot Girls is currently casting.



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