Emergo, a haunted house flick directed by Carles Torrens and written by Buried and Red Lights helmer Rodrigo Cortes has been picked up by Magnolia and will hit VOD prior to a theatrical run.
Per Variety, “Magnolia has acquired U.S. rights to “Emergo,” the latest genre pic from Rodrigo Cortes and Adrian Guerra, the team behind Sundance players “Buried” and “Red Lights.”
Using the same release strategy as on “Melancholia,” Magnolia will bow “Emergo” via its Magnet label with the early VOD release timed for April 27 and theatrical six weeks later on June 1… The English-language ‘Emergo’ turns on a team of high-tech parapsychologists who investigate anomalous phenomena in an old, eerie house.
‘Emergo’ cost under $3 million, aided by a Spain shoot, with Barcelona doubling for California, and 90% interiors, Guerra said. Nevertheless, it uses 200 vfx, while 90% of effects are physical, he added.”
An earlier press release we reported on in November stated “All types of cameras are used – video, HD, 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm – as we follow scientists’ footsteps through a haunted house, casting a frightening spell over the audience. Brace yourself for this terrifying experience!”
Sounds like it could be interesting. It’s also encouraging that the film managed to get through post production with the whole “90% practical effects” thing intact.