Sounding a bit like “The Most Dangerous Game,” 108 Media and Paladin are drawing Autumn Blood, having recently acquired worldwide rights to Markus Blunder‘s Austrian thriller with plans for a North American release this year.
Filmed in English, “Blood focuses on an orphaned brother and sister who live an idyllic secluded life in the Alps when they find themselves stalked and hunted for sport.” Australian thesp Sophie Lowe (“Two Mothers”) stars, with Peter Stormare, Gustaf Skarsgard and Samuel Vauramo playing the antagonists.
Thanks to Fabien M., we landed the film’s first trailer, as well as the art.
“High in the Mountains on a secluded farm a widowed mother dies leaving her two children alone and orphaned. Fearing being taken away and split up they keep their mother’s death a secret and survive off the land with no one to rely on but each other. The sixteen year old sister (Lowe) is one with nature, innocent, and unaware of the evils that exist in mankind. Her ten year old brother is traumatized and mute from witnessing a disturbing incident years earlier (the death of his father) involving the town’s Mayor (Stormare). As the girl transitions into womanhood a harsh brutality destroys her innocence when savage hunters (Skarsgard and Uhlenbrock) led by the Mayor’s son (Vauramo) attack and rape her. A social worker (Bejhed) from a distant city arrives to investigate but ultimately it is the siblings who must come of age to protect each other and survive.“