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Spanish-language ‘Atrocious’ Gets Found Footage Redo

Could this be the second coming of REC?

One of the cooler movies of the year is the “found footage” Spanish-language Atrocious, which Bloody Disgusting’s Ryan Daley was a pretty big fan of.

The boys over at Twitch are reporting that producers Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity) and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Insidious) have picked up rights for an American remake. Blum and Kavanaugh-Jones have become frequent collaborators, having recently teamed up on Insidious, which was picked up Sony at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Their next production is Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem, which begins production this fall.

Helmed by first-time writer/director Fernando Barreda Luna: “In April of 2010, Spanish police reported the discovery of 37 hours of recorded evidence that shed new light on a gruesome murder investigation. The found footage documents a family of five spending their holidays at their summer house, where brother-and-sister Cristian and July Quintanilla pass the time investigating a terrifying local urban legend. As their investigation intensifies, strange occurrences in and around the house escalate rapidly, before culminating in unspeakable atrocities.

Watch for some big distribution news in the coming weeks.



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