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Sony Pictures Picks Up Worldwide Distribution Rights for “A Man In the Dark”

Image635516746675144121Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) has picked up worldwide distribution rights to the Ghost House Pictures thriller “A Man in the Dark.”

The pic was directed by Fede Alvarez, who directed the “Evil Dead” remake.

Story follows a group of teens who break into a blind man’s home thinking they’ll get away with the perfect crime. They’re wrong.

Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will produce for Ghost House with J.R. Young, Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake executive producing. Erin Westerman will oversee for the company.

The deal was negotiated by WME Global on behalf of Alvarez, Drake and Michael Meyer for Ghost House, and Jon Freedberg, Michael Helfand and Joe Matukewicz for SPWA.

“We’re thrilled to be in business again with the creative team behind ‘Evil Dead,’ and to back Fede on his next picture,” said Steve Bersch, SPWA President. “He and Rodo [Sayagues] have crafted a screenplay that keeps you on the edge of your seat and we look forward to bringing the movie to audiences worldwide.”

Alvarez has been a hot director around town following the success of the “Evil Dead” remake, which grossed 98 million worldwide. He is also attached to direct a sequel to that pic as well as “Dante’s Inferno.”

He is repped by WME, Anonymous Content and Karl Austen


 

 

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