ScreenDaily is reporting out of Cannes that Japanese studio Nikkatsu Corp has reached a deal with Korea’s CJ E&M to handle worldwide sales on Indonesian filmmaker Kimo Stamboel’s sci-fi horror Dreadout: Tower of Hell.
Scheduled to start shooting in July 2018, the film is based on an Indonesian smash hit indie video game:
It’s about a group of students who head to the site of a mysterious cult murder in a bid to become popular on social media.
“When I first experienced the game, I knew it had awesome potential to be made into a feature film,” said Stamboel. “As a horror fan, there’s room for me to explore and push the genre further. And the coolness of destroying ghosts with cell phones makes this concept more in tune with the current audience.”
Stamboel added that he would add local cultural influences to make the film “uniquely creepier and more terrifying”.
As one half of the hot Indonesian filmmaking duo, the Mo Brothers, along with Timo Tjahjanto, Stamboel has credits including the Bloody Disgusting release, Macabre, as well as Killers, co-produced by Nikkatsu, and Headshot, which premiered in Toronto 2016.