[News Bites] Filmax Edition: Updates On ‘The Returned’, ‘Torment’ ‘Stranded’ And ‘I Will Die Tonight’

Kidnapped director Miguel Angel Vivas and screenwriter Alberto Marini (Sleep Tight) brought their Filmax backed I Will Die Tonight to the Cannes Film Market back in May. Oddly enough there are reports today announcing his involvement as a director, something that’s been common knowledge for a month or so now.

In that film, “Marcos and his family have found themselves the victims of a cruel fate. He is currently the only suspect in a murder case, his trial is about to begin and the only witness who could save him has disappeared without trace. Marcos discovers something much more sinister is behind all this. Someone has been plotting this revenge for a long time and is planning to see it out until the bitter end…

But there’s some actual new Filmax info in the announcement. It appears that their thriller Torment, from director Jordan Barker, is now casting and will film in October. In that film, “Cory Morgan, his wife and their 3 year old daughter Emily decide to spend a quiet family holiday alone. When Sarah starts seeing strange things around the house, it soon becomes clear that they have some unwanted guests… Now the family are forced to fight for their lives in what has become a festival of terror of epic proportions.

Also filming in October is The Returned, the latest genre offering from Exorcismus director Manuel Carballo. In that film, “Kate works at the hospital in the Return Unit, helping those who have been infected by the virus that turns people into zombies. Kate’s dedication to her work is absolute, but few people realize that for her it is also a personal matter; Kate’s own husband, Jason, has been returned.

Last but not least is a new synopsis for Stranded, (poster inside) “It’s the night of New Year’s Eve and a high speed train breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Eager to get where they’re going, to celebrate this special night with their loved ones, the passengers are becoming more and more frustrated with the situation and their sense of isolation is steadily growing. The lack of information is fertile ground for paranoia, and the passengers are quick to jump to the conclusion that the Arab man travelling on the train might have intentions other than simply reaching his destination.Jaime Bartolome will direct.

Source: Variety