With domestic rights to S-VHS (review) locked up by Magnolia, Screen Daily is now reporting that Paris-based Memento Film International has picked up international rights to the found footage horror flick following its premiere in the Midnight section of the Sundance Film Festival last week.
“We’re already big fans of the first one, which was super scary and smart,” said Memento head of international sales Tanja Meissner. “This one takes it to another level. The talent of the directors involved and the new orientations on the found footage exercise makes this second installment a sure bet for theatrical releases around the globe.”
S-VHS is produced by The Collective, Salient Media and Brad Miska and Tom Owen’s Bloody Disgusting.
S-VHS / USA, Canada (directors: Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Edúardo Sanchez, Gregg Hale, Timo Tjahjanto, Gareth Huw Evans, Jason Eisener; screenwriters: Simon Barrett, Jamie Nash, Timo Tjahjanto & Gareth Huw Evans, John Davies) — Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his abandoned house and find another collection of mysterious VHS tapes. In viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be terrifying motives behind the student’s disappearance.
The cast for this go-round includes Adam Wingard, Lawrence Levine, L.C Holt, Kelsy Abbott, and Hannah Hughes.
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