We’ve been tracking the progress of Cold Skin, an adaptation of the same-named novel by Albert Sanchez Piñol, for several years now, so we remember when director David Slade was attached to the project. After Slade dropped out, Frontier(s) director Xavier Gens was brought in, and years later, production has FINALLY begun.
Variety reports that Ray Stevenson (Punisher: War Zone) and David Oakes (“The Borgias”) will topline Gens’ Cold Skin, being described as an elevated genre psychological thriller. Spain’s double-Goya nominee Aura Garrido will also star.
The story begins with a young man approaching a remote island on the edge of the Antarctic Circle to relieve a weather observer who has been stationed there in solitude. But all he finds is a deranged castaway who has witnessed a horror he refuses to name.
Co-financing with Kinology is Spain-based Babieka Films, which also lead produces. Kanzaman France co-produces.
Now in production on mainland Spain, Cold Skin will be introduced to buyers by Gregoire Melin’s Kinology at next month’s Cannes Film Fest/Market, where Melin will unveil early footage.