Fantasia International Film Festival
Word has come out of the Fantasia International Film Festival that one of the horror genre’s favorite couples, Jennifer Blanc and Michael Biehn, will soon be remaking Patricio Valladares’ Hidden in the Woods! Read on for the early word!
From the Press Release
After premiering their new thriller The Victim on July 23rd to rave responses at the 2012 Fantasia International Film Festival, Blanc/Biehn Productions announced they will be making the English language remake of Patrick Valladares’ En Las Afueras de la Ciudad (Hidden in the Woods), which will premiere at Fantasia on August 6th. Michel Biehn will star in the remake, which will be written by the original writers and creators of the Spanish version of the film which was shot in Chile by Patricio Valladares and Andrea Cavaletto. Jennifer Blanc-Biehn and Michael Biehn will produce. Production begins at the end of 2012 and will shoot on location in Chile.
“I am thrilled to be working with Patricio – I’ve been waiting a very long time for a project like this to cross my path!” says Biehn.
“Patricio is a ferocious new talent, very much like a young Peckinpah in the rough, crossed with Gaspar Noé” says Mitch Davis, Co-Festival Director of the Fantasia International Film Festival. “His style of filmmaking is the very definition of ‘explosive’, and I can’t wait to see how his feature debut plays to an audience when we world premiere it at Fantasia next week. That Michael and Jennifer fell in love with Hidden in the Woods at the Fantasia IFF as madly as we have, before the film has ever had a public screening, is, to me, a hugely exciting testament to the power of his work. “
Mixing horror, action, and drama, Hidden in the Woods (aka En Las Afueras De La Ciudad) is inspired by true events.
Hidden in the Woods tells the story of two sisters who have been raised in isolation, subjected to the torment of their abusive, drug dealing father. When they finally decide to report him to the police, he kills the two officers and is put in jail. But things go from bad to worse when the girls must answer to their Uncle Costello, a psychotic drug kingpin, who shows up looking for his missing merchandise which is hidden in the woods.
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