If there's one pair of directors whom we keep our eyes on around here, it's Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Livid, Inside). These cats know how to bring the horror, and we're thrilled to hear about what they've got cooking next!
According to Variety, SND, the distribution-sales-production arm of France’s M6 Group, will co-produce and sell internationally genre thriller Among the Living, the next film from cult Gallic scare-fare directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo.
“‘Living’ tells the tale of three youngsters who skip school, wander around an abandoned amusement park, and suddenly see a woman in chains being dragged through a field by a man in a clown’s mask. Worse still, the masked man catches a glimpse of the boys.”
It stars Chloe Coulloud, Livid's lead, Lannick Gautry and Francis Renaud. Beatrice Dalle, the scissor-wielding, house-invading maniac of the duo’s debut Inside, has a cameo role, as in Livid.
Shoot takes place in southwest France in spring 2013.
SND also co-produced and sold Livid. Dimension Films picked up both Livid and Inside. Livid is collecting dust as they explore a remake.
Situating Among the Living, as a “Stephen King-like story at the crossroads between Stand by Me and It,” Lionel Uzan, SND director of acquisitions and international sales, said, “Among the Living explores a new kind of fear in a gripping thriller where kids try to escape a mysterious man/creature.”