When he debuted back in 2009 with the drama Blood and Rain, director Jorge Navas was favorably compared to both Michael Mann and Martin Scorsese, which needless to say made him a hot filmmaker on the scene. Up next, Navas heads into horror territory with The Elf (El Duende). We’ve got all the details!
Per Variety, Argentina’s AZ Films has boarded the horror flick, being co-produced by 64A Films. The film, Navas’ second solo feature, will shoot in English; and production is expected to take place in the first half of 2017.
Written by Alonso Torres (Dog Eat Dog) and Laila Burbano, The Elf centers on Camila, a young city-based woman who takes a trip to Colombia’s idyllic del Cauca. The trip is meant to bring the family together after her breakdown. But Camila loses her son and, falling under the influence of a dark spirit, battles to stop herself turning into a force for evil that will tear apart the bonds holding her family together.
“I am interested in the human struggle to maintain spiritual integrity and mental balance when one is attacked,” said Navas.
Check out the first still below.