Magazine article Screen International

Focus Treks into the Forest

Magazine article Screen International

Focus Treks into the Forest

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Jason Zada [pictured] to direct the supernatural thriller; Good Universe partners with Lava Bear on international sales

Focus Features has acquired North American distribution rights to Lava Bear Films and Phantom Four's supernatural thriller The Forest. Also, Good Universe has partnered with Lava Bear to handle international sales on the film.

Jason Zada directs from a script rewritten by Sarah Cornwell and based on an original idea by screenwriter David S. Goyer.

Lava Bear Films is producing the film along with Goyer and Nellie Reed under his Phantom Four banner.

Focus Features plans to release the film on January 8, 2016.Peter Schlessel, CEO of Focus Features, said, "The Forest will be a cinematic journey to a dark and terrifying place and I'm happy to be on that journey with Jason Zada, David Goyer, David Linde, and Tory Metzger. The supernatural scares of the The Forest will be something that will genuinely thrill audiences. …

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