The mystery thriller Winchester had some seriously strong sales at this year’s American Film Market, meaning the film has generated a ton of interest when it hasn’t even started production!
Get this: per ScreenDaily, the film will reach the following markets via the following distributors:
Danny Diamond has closed deals with Studiocanal for Australia, IDC for Latin America, Eagle for Italy, Svensk for Scandinavia, Pony Canyon for Japan, VVS for Canada and Noori for South Korea. France and Spain are expected to close imminently.
Rights have gone for CIS (Volga), Benelux (DFW), Portugal (Lusomundo), Switzerland (Elite), Taiwan (Applause), Thailand (M Pictures), Malaysia (Soraya), Indonesia (Prima Cinema), Philippines (Pioneer), Turkey (Pinema), India (Pictureworks), Greece (Odeon), Israel (Shoval), Singapore (Shaw), and Iceland (Sam).
Directed by the Spierig Brothers (Undead, Daybreakers, Saw: Legacy) and produced by Tim McGahan and Brett Tomberlin based off a script by Tim Vaughn, Winchester will star Helen Mirren (The Queen, Fast 8) and Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes).
The film follows the story of firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Helen Mirren), who was convinced that she was haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester repeating rifle. After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, she threw herself into the 24-hour a day, seven days a week construction of an enormous mansion designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. But when skeptical San Francisco psychiatrist Eric Price (Jason Clarke) is dispatched to the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane after all.
‘Winchester’ will take audiences inside the labyrinth like house that is believed to be one of the most haunted places in the world.
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