Foreign: Two ‘REC’ Sequels Already Being Sold!

Spanish gore pics Paco Plaza’s REC Genesis and Jaume Balaguero’s REC Apocalypse, the last two pics in the hit zombie franchise, have been acquired by Le Pacte and Wild Side Films for French theatrical and DVD distribution. Does this mean a U.S. distrib could quickly be in line? Skedded for delivery fall 2011 and fall 2012, Genesis and Apocalypse were greenlit by Filmax Entertainment, one of Spain’s leading production outfits, in May. REC and REC2, which bowed at Venice and played Spain’s Sitges festival, have been critical and commercial successes — even yielding a U.S. remake, Jennifer Carpenter starrer Quarantine, exec produced by Filmax’ managing director Carlos Fernandez and chairman Julio Fernandez.