Image Entertainment has picked up all U.S. rights to Roger Christian’s sci-fi thriller Stranded, starring Christian Slater, Variety reports. Stranded also stars Brendan Fehr, Amy Matysio and Michael Therriault. “Story is centered on four astronauts at a moonbase being unexpectedly struck by a series of meteor blasts and realizing that spores on a meteor have the ability to replicate cell structure, reproduce and mutate.”
Screen Daily adds that Celluloid Nightmares has struck a multi-territory deal with Wild Bunch on Home, Nicholas McCarthy’s follow-up to Sundance hit The Pact. Bunch will distribute Candlewood Entertainment’s horror film in France, Germany and Spain. “It tells the story of a young woman who investigates mysterious goings-on at a house where she learns the previous tenant unwittingly summoned the devil.”
A multi-territory deal has also been made with eOne on killer bee thriller Stung (pictured) covering the UK, Canada, South Africa and Scandinavia, among others. Director Benni Diez is preparing to commence production in Europe next spring. Adam Aresty wrote the screenplay “About a fancy garden party that goes wrong when a local species of wasp mutates, resulting in an attack by giant insects. It is left to two catering staff to thwart the onslaught and in the process develop a romance.”
CineTel Films has acquired international sales rights to action/thriller The Cure, written produced and directed by visual effects veteran David Gould. Antonia Prebble stars as “A scientist who discovers that the pharmaceutical company she works for had developed a cure for cancer years earlier. She attempts to release it to the world, unaware that the company will stop at nothing to prevent her.” Daniel Lissing also stars.