Sony Pictures Releasing Espana has acquired Spanish theatrical and DVD/VOD rights to Fin (The End), a hot property sure to land U.S. distribution soon.
A mountain log cabin chiller with supernatural elements, End is penned by Cell 211 scribe Jorge Guerricaechevarria and Sergio G. Sanchez (The Orphanage). Maribel Verdu (Pan’s Labyrinth), Daniel Grao (Julia’s Eyes) and Clara Lago (Primos) star.
In the supernatural thriller, “A group of old friends gets together for a weekend in a mountain cabin. Years have gone by and yet nothing seems to have changed between them. But lurking behind the laughter and stories is a murky episode from the past that continues to haunt them.
A strange, sudden incident alters their plans, leaving them stranded and with no line of communication to the outside world. On their way for help, the group starts to disintegrate, just as a new natural order is unveiled before their astonished eyes.”
Now in post-production, it is also a high-profile 2012 example of a Spanish film which – given the weakness of Spain’s DVD and pay TV markets – is designed to move into profit principally off theatrical and international. With its E5 million ($6.6 million) budget, film sports elevated production values from first-time helmer Jorge Torregrossa.