Some distro news has come in for a highly buzzed about property out of Sundance as IFC Midnight has closed a low-seven-figure deal for U.S. rights to the horror film The Hallow.
Starring Joseph Mawle (The Awakening, “Game of Thrones”) and Bojana Novakovic (Devil, Burning Man), The Hallow marks acclaimed visual stylist Corin Hardy’s feature directorial debut. Hardy, who has recently been tapped by Relativity Studios to direct its remake of The Crow, displays a technical elegance and sophisticated approach to the macabre in this modern and disquieting horror fable.
When a London-based conservationist is sent to Ireland with his wife and infant child to survey an area of forest believed to be hallowed ground by superstitious locals, his actions unwittingly disturb a horde of demonic creatures who prey upon the lost. Alone and deep within the darkness of the remote wilderness, he must now fight back to protect his family against the ancient forces’ relentless attacks.