Lions Gate Grabs US Rights to ‘Skinwalkers’

Here’s the first big news from Cannes- and what a surprise, it involves the great Lions Gate! Lions Gate Films, who has an arsenal of horror films coming soon, doesnt plan on slowing down anytime soon as they’ve picked up North American rights for James Isaac’s (Jason X) upcoming Skinwalkers. Skinwalkers, which is being produced by David Cronenerg and Stan Winston, is about a 12-year-old boy who suddenly finds himself at the center of a battle between two warring groups of werewolves, will begin production in early fall. Read on for the scoop…
According to the Hollywood Reporter:

Lions Gate Films has snapped up North American rights and plans a wide release for “Skinwalkers,” a contemporary werewolf action-thriller to be directed by James Isaac.

Lions Gate Films International is repping the picture at the Festival de Cannes for all foreign territories except Germany. The deal, Lions Gates’ first with German production funding and distribution entity Constantin Film was announced Thursday by Lions Gate International president Nick Meyer and Lions Gate Films Releasing president Tom Ortenberg.

The title further consolidates Lions Gate’s push into the horror genre following “Open Water,” “House of 1,000 Corpses,” “Cabin Fever” and the upcoming “Saw 2″ and the “Corpses” sequel, “The Devil’s Rejects.” “Skinwalkers,” about a 12-year-old boy who suddenly finds himself at the center of a battle between two warring groups of werewolves, will begin production in early fall and is slated for a wide North American release next year.

 
Source: The Hollywood Reporter