Set Sail for Terror with Caleuche (The Call of the Sea)
You know, there just aren't enough haunted boat movies out there. Talk about a perfect spot for some creepy fun. In any event, a new Chilean flick is looking to do its part to fill that void. Read on for the 411.
According to Variety, Buena Vista Intl. has picked up Latin American distribution rights to Chilean helmer Jorge Olguin's fantasy horror pic Caleuche. The long-gestating film is shooting on the Chilean island of Chiloe, whose myths and legends inspired the story penned by Olguin and Carolina Garcia.
Caleuche stars Brazilian actress Giselle Itie (The Expendables), Catalina Saavedra (The Maid), and Marcelo Alonso (Profugos).
Itie plays a terminally ill marine biologist based in Boston, who keeps a promise to her father to visit the island of her ancestors, where she discovers her family's links to a ghost ship - Caleuche.
Co-produced by ChileFilms and Olguin Films, the film will feature CGI special effects plus full-size mock-ups of a tall ship that will be built at a hangar in Chile's capital, Santiago, where interiors will be shot.
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