Pantelion Films, a joint venture of Lionsgate and Mexican media corp Televisa, will now distribute English-language horror film Summer Camp in North America, says Variety.
“Skedded to go into production in Barcelona next February, “Summer Camp centers on three American camp counselors who show up for their summer jobs at an English-language camp in Spain and come face-to-face with a virus unlike anything seen before.”
Pantelion will also co-produce Summer Camp, which stars Diego Boneta (Rock of Ages) and is directed by Alberto Marini, scribe of Sleep Tight and co-writer and exec producer of cult zombie franchise [REC].
Pic will be produced by Julio Fernandez’s Filmax, the company behind the [REC] franchise, Peter Safron’s the Safron Co. (The Conjuring) and Pantelion. Marini’s Rebelion Terrestre will co-produce.
[REC] franchise co-director Jaume Balagero, a founding father with Fernandez of Spain’s modern auteur genre film, will serve as Summer Camp’s exec producer.
Filmax will distribute in Spain and handle international sales, kicking off at AFM.
Pantelion is also negotiating with Filmax to take rights to Latin America.