SND, the distribution-sales-production arm of France’s M6 Group, will co-produce and sell internationally genre thriller Among the Living, the next film from cult Gallic scare-fare directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Inside, Livid), Variety reports.
“‘Living’ turns on three youngsters who skip school, wander around an abandoned amusement park and suddenly see a woman in chains being dragged through a field by a man in a clown’s mask. Worse still, the masked man catches a glimpse of the boys.”
It stars Chloe Coulloud, Livid‘s lead, Lannick Gautry and Francis Renaud. Beatrice Dalle, the scissor-wielding, house-invading maniac of the duo’s debut Inside, has a cameo role, as in Livid.
Shoot takes place in south-west France in spring 2013.
SND also co-produced and sold Livid. Dimension Films picked up both Livid and Inside (this was dumped on DVD and had several minutes removed to appease Blockbuster). Livid is collecting dust as they explore a remake.
Situating “Living” as a “Stephen King-like story at the crossroads between Stand By Me and It,” Lionel Uzan, SND director of acquisitions and internatioal sales, said. “Among the Living explores a new kind of fear in a gripping thriller where kids try to escape a mysterious man/creature.”
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