SANCTUARY is an original story about a woman who discovers strange events in a sanitarium. Ultimately, these events lead to a shocking climax unlike anything ever seen before.
Sanctuary focuses on a young woman who is possessed by a powerful demonic force. She seeks refuge within The Sanctuary, a Vatican-run secret organization that teaches the possessed to channel their inner demon and use its power as a weapon against evil. The flavor is a cross between Wanted and Blade.
Atlas Independent, the affiliate company of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment, will produce Sanctuary, which will be directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego (Apollo 18, Open Grave), from a script written by Ryne Douglas Pearson (Knowing), Bloody Disgusting has learned.
“Sanctuary follows three documentarians who travel to South America to investigate a town which mysteriously disappeared from the map. The trio are led to the ultimate enigma after a series of misfortunate occurrences: an immense concrete structure located in the middle of the missing town, with no entrances or exits.”
William Green and Aaron Ginsburg will produce for Atlas Independent. Atlas Entertainment’s Richard Suckle, Unbroken Pictures’ Bryan Bertino (The Strangers) and Adrienne Biddle will executive produce. Highland Film Group (HFG) will handle worldwide sales and will introduce the film to international buyers at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin.
In his first deal since leaving WB, Joel Silver’s Silver Pictures has set up the supernatural-action script Sanctuary at Paramount Pictures, reports Deadline.
Scripted by Alan Trezza, “Sanctuary focuses on a young woman who is possessed by a powerful demonic force. She seeks refuge within The Sanctuary, a Vatican-run secret organization that teaches the possessed to channel their inner demon and use its power as a weapon against evil.”
The flavor is a cross between Wanted and Blade.
Emre Olcayto has shared with website Cinemafantastique the super sexy first imagery from his short film Sanctuary’s Battle. I wish the images were larger than my fingernail.
STarring Jean-Michel Vovk, Cecile Delberghe, Sarah Van Calck, Jonathan Robert, Michael Cambier and Idrissa Murangwa, “Long time ago, Lucifer was an angel of God. A very powerful angel. Because he didn’t share the same ideas than the father of all, he was banished from the heaven and was sent to hell. But one way or another, he managed to escape from hell. He found a way to hide on earth. Hide from his brothers and sisters, from the father. Searching a way to open the gates of hell, to release hell on earth. He sent his two daughters, and best warriors, to look after a key, hidden, buried, among men. A key to open the gates!” READ MORE
Update: We’ve now added the full schedule inside for Sunday, July 24.
Over the past few days, we’ve been weeding through the San Diego Comic-Con 2011 schedule to bring you to juicy bits that’ll satisfy your hunger for horror. Compared to yesterday’s schedule, it looks like Saturday, July 23 is light on film coverage and more geared toward television and comics (big surprise!).
On Saturday, Joe Lynch’s Knights of Badassdom and Francis Ford Coppola’s TWIXT get some love, the latter of which will involve the audience in a dress rehearsal of the completely unique and innovative way they plan on performing it (WTF). On the TV front, SyFy’s Sanctuary and Being Human will be bringing their supernatural flavor to San Diego, while vampires prove they’re still in vogue with panels for True Blood and The Vampires Diaries. Even Teen Wolf will be strutting its stuff. Robert Kirkman is also taking the stage again – multiple times, even – and Garth Ennis and Frank Miller discuss their genre works. Check out the full schedule inside.