During last summer’s Fantasia Film Fest, BlancBiehn Productions announced its plans for an English-language remake of Patrick Valladares’ En Las Afueras de la Ciudad (Hidden in the Woods), and now things are heating up with casting news and commencement of pre-production.
From the Press Release:
BlancBiehn Productions is announcing official prep of the U.S. remake of Patricio’s Valladares HIDDEN IN THE WOODS (aka EN LAS AFUERAS DE LA CIUDAD). The young Chilean filmmaker is back in the director’s seat with a screenplay by Kevin and Bradley Marcus, the writers of Mike
Mitchell’s upcoming ONCE UPON A TIME.
HIDDEN IN THE WOODS is a powerful tale of urban violence and “closely faithful to the atmospheres of the original”, in the words of actor/producer Michael Biehn. Meant to go in front of cameras in late spring, HIDDEN IN THE WOODS has been acquired to be handled internationally and launched in Cannes by Dimitri Stephanides of WTF, the Paris-based sales company who also represents Michael Biehn’s and Jennifer Blanc’s previous film, THE VICTIM. Shot in Texas on an unannounced budget, Valladares’ HIDDEN IN THE WOODS promises to be one of the most exciting thrillers to look out for in 2014.
The film stars Michael Biehn (TERMINATOR, THE DIVIDE, THE VICTIM), Electra Avellan (MACHETE KILLS and GRINDHOUSE), Mark Burnham (WRONG COPS) and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn (THE VICTIM, DARK ANGEL and the upcoming TREACHERY), with casting director Andy Henry in charge of talent.
BlancBiehn co-produces Hidden with Loris Curci (of Darren Lynn Bousman’s 11 11 11) and Evelyn Belmar (EN LAS AFUERAS DE LA CIUDAD) and aims at launching the film at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Learn more about the original below:
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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