Magazine article Screen International

Blumhouse, Ivanhoe Strike Genre Film Pact with India's Phantom

Magazine article Screen International

Blumhouse, Ivanhoe Strike Genre Film Pact with India's Phantom

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Partnership brings together Indian and horror film producers; Anurag Kashyap to direct one of the new features.

Blumhouse Productions, Ivanhoe Pictures and Phantom Films have formed a multi-year partnership to produce local-language genre movies in India. The deal will see the production of at least ten films over five years.

Ivanhoe Pictures, launched in 2013 to pursue opportunities in US and Asian production, will finance the films.

India's Phantom Films will produce while one of its founders Anurag Kashyap, the acclaimed Indian filmmaker, will direct one of the movies.

Blumhouse will help oversee the creative, bringing its expertise creating horror franchises like Paranormal Activity,The Purge, Insidious and Sinister.

The films will be released in India under the Blumhouse brand. Distribution has yet to be announced.

Ivanhoe Pictures co-founder and CEO John Penotti said he foresaw "many years of productive and thrill-filled collaboration". …

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