Republic Footage, the acquisitions label underneath Paramount Footage, has picked up North American rights to Azrael, an action-horror film from the C2 Movement Image Group.
The excessive idea function comes with a powerful horror pedigree. It’s toplined by Samara Weaving, who’s star within the style because of films akin to Prepared or Not and The Babysitter film collection, and was directed by E.L. Katz, a rising title within the discipline having directed episodes of Haunting of Bly Manor and Channel Zero. And it was written by Simon Barrett, the scribe behind fan favorites The Visitor and You’re Subsequent.
No distribution plans have been revealed however there’s hope of a theatrical launch.
Azrael is ready in a world through which nobody speaks and facilities on a religious female-led neighborhood that hunts down a younger lady, the self-titled character performed by Weaving, who has escaped her imprisonment. Recaptured by its ruthless leaders, Azrael is to be sacrificed to pacify an historical evil that resides deep throughout the surrounding wilderness, however she’s going to cease at nothing to make sure her personal freedom and survival.
The filmmakers describe the film as a relentless parable of sacrifice and salvation, and it unspools in actual time.
Jason Fabric and Dave Caplan’s C2 Movement Image Group received the rights to the recent undertaking in a aggressive bidding state of affairs final fall and absolutely financed and produced the movie. Additionally producing are Dan Kagan (Boy Kills World) and Barrett.
Jason Fabric (Joker, Licorice Pizza) and Katrin Kissa (November) are govt producers.
CAA Media Finance and UTA Impartial Movie Group co-represented home gross sales for movie. Mossbank is dealing with worldwide gross sales.
C2 has established a powerful relationship with Paramount. The corporate has co-financed 4 Paramount footage within the final yr – Babylon, Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, and Mission: Inconceivable – Lifeless Reckoning Half 1.
It’s additionally the second distribution take care of Republic. In Could, Republic acquired North American rights to The Finish We Begin From, the corporate’s survival thriller starring Jodie Comer that premiered to robust opinions on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition. That film will hit theatres Dec. 8.
Republic’s latest pickups embrace The Caine Mutiny Courtroom-Martial, the ultimate film directed by William Friedkin, which can debut within the U.S. on Paramount+ and Showtime Oct. 6.