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[AFM ’12] ‘The Pact’ Director Finds A ‘Home,’ ‘Stung,’ And ‘Ginger Snaps’ Director’s ‘Orphan Black’

Celluloid Dreams will kick off sales at the AFM next week on a pair of genre titles from Los Angeles-based XYZ Films, says Screen Daily. Home is Nicholas McCarthy’s follow-up to Sundance 2012 hit The Pact (pictured). “It centres on a young woman who investigates an incident that took place in a house where a previous occupant unwittingly summoned the Devil.” The pic, which is NOT a sequel but a new film, is in pre-production. Sonny Mallhi, who served as executive producer on The Strangers, will produce.

Benni Diez will direct Stung from a screenplay by Adam Aresty about “A garden party that turns sour when a colony of killer wasps mutates into seven-foot tall predators.” They are eyeing a March 2013 start in Europe.

Lastly, THR reports that “The Tudors”‘ Maria Doyle Kennedy has joined the cast of “Orphan Black,” the BBC America and Space sci-fi series from Canadian producer Temple Street Productions. Dylan Bruce and Jordan Gavaris have also been added to the first season shoot of 10 one-hour episodes to debut in 2013. “Orphan Black,” which will star Tatiana Maslany, is shooting on location in Toronto through February 2013. The series, co-created by Graeme Manson and Ginger Snaps director John Fawcett, portrays Sarah (Maslany), an outsider and orphan whose life changes on assuming the identity of a dead stranger who looks just like her. Kevin Hanchard, Michael Mando, Elizabeth Saunders and Ron Lea round out the main cast for “Orphan Black.” Watch the promo trailer inside.


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