EXCLUSIVE: Australian gross sales agency Odin’s Eye Entertainment has acquired Jonathan aux der Heide (Van Diemens Land) movie Devil Inside and can launch the Ryan Kwanten-starring image on the Cannes Market.

Kwanten (True Blood, 2067) is starring, and is image is at present in pre-production forward of a Q3 2023 supply date. Odin’s Eye will convey it to Cannes this month.

Pitched as an elevated horror-thriller within the vein of 28 Days Later and It Comes at Night, Devil Inside explores the ‘what if’ query of a cross-species contagion, on this case from a Tasmanian Devil.

It follows Eva, a younger virologist, who helps the native park ranger analysis the Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease — a contagious most cancers that has worn out almost 90% of the inhabitants. But when her husband is bitten by a stray canine, she suspects the virus has mutated to cross species and is inflicting violent outbursts within the hosts. Infection quickly spreads by way of the locals and Eva should select between saving the person she loves or the remainder of humanity.

The movie was beforehand with Canada’s WaZabi Films and it’s understood feminine lead Rachel X is not aboard.

Auf Der Heide stated: “As the story is impressed by a real-life illness, I need to preserve the movie firmly grounded in actuality. What makes it so scary is that it will really feel just like the world’s very first rage virus outbreak.”

Auf der Heide will direct primarily based on a script he penned with Tom Holloway and David Ngo and Erin Williams-Weir of Projector Films (One Eyed Girl; Rabbit) will produce.

Ngo stated: “We are thrilled to companion with Odin’s Eye on this movie. Jonathan auf der Heide and Tom Holloway have written an extremely tense and thrilling script that faucets into our fears for humanity in an more and more fragile world, struggling to stability the fact of our present world challenges and hope for the longer term.”

Michael Favelle, Odin’s Eye Founder and CEO stated: “We are genuinely enthusiastic about this challenge. Buyers will love this terrifying script and we’re assured Jonathan will ship a visceral expertise that may exhilarate audiences holding them glued to their seat however lingers lengthy within the thoughts after the credit roll”.

Favelle may even function an exec producer alongside Katie Found, Bryce Menzies and Clement Dunn.

Devil Inside was developed with the help of Screen Australia and Screen Tasmania.

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