Magazine article Screen International

Joe Dante to Direct Supernatural Thriller 'Labirintus'

Magazine article Screen International

Joe Dante to Direct Supernatural Thriller 'Labirintus'

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Joe Dante (Gremlins) is set to direct Labirintus, a supernatural-thriller set in the catacombs beneath Buda Castle in Hungary.

Goldcrest Films International has boarded sales on the project and will launch the project at the AFM (Nov 4-11).

Production is due to begin early next spring with casting underway on the story of a paranormal investigator and psychiatric researcher who join forces to explore an abandoned subterranean Soviet research facility, hidden within the Budapest Labyrinth.

When supernatural forces confound and torment the group they begin to question their own sanity. To escape they must quash their fears and lead their team to find and destroy the dark heart of the maze.

Dante described the script as "compelling" and "chilling" and expressed excitement to be working with the team behind the new thriller.

Producers are Fabrice Lambot of France's Metaluna Productions, Lucy Mukerjee-Brown of Mukerjee-Brown Productions, Elizabeth Stanley of Elizabeth Stanley Pictures and Jean-Charles Levy of Forecast Pictures.

Nick Quested and Pascal Degove of Goldcrest will serve as executive producers. Nancy Bishop is casting the film. Goldcrest Post under managing director Patrick Malone will provide picture and sound post-production services. …

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