Well Go USA Entertainment has snapped up North American distribution rights to Paraguayan field workplace hit “Morgue” from Buenos Aires-based gross sales agent FilmSharks.
The deal caps a string of gross sales throughout the globe for the supernatural thriller. Hugo Cardozo’s hospital-set movie has already bought to greater than 40 worldwide territories with HBO Latin America lately snagging Latin American pay-TV and SVOD rights to the title.
Filmed in Spanish and Guarani, the pic follows a safety guard who’s working the evening shift at a regional hospital when he will get trapped within the hospital morgue the place he has a paranormal encounter.
“Morgue” scared up greater than 60,000 admissions in Paraguay to turn into the highest native launch of final yr, out-grossing even “It: Chapter Two” and “Annabelle Comes Home.”
A U.S. remake is already within the works with “Bird Box” author Eric Heisserer producing an English-language model by his firm Chronology, which has a first-look cope with Paramount Pictures. Cardozo and FilmSharks’ Guido Rud function government producers.
“We are so excited to be working with Guido and his team at FilmSharks on “Morgue,” mentioned Well Go’s Doris Pfardrescher. “We can’t wait for our North American audience to experience this incredibly scary movie,” she added. Well Go plans to launch the horror movie by early 2021.
“We love how Doris and Well Go handle and take care of their films; they do an amazing job to make films shine,” mentioned Rud.
Well Go has launched such gems as “Last Train to Busan,” “Burning” and “IP Man.” Its different upcoming releases embody “Cut Throat City,” “Synchronic,” “Peninsula” and “Possessor.”
Completed gross sales of “Morgue” embody South Korea (Lumix Media) and Russia, CIS and Baltics (Rocket Releasing) for anticipated third quarter releases, in addition to Central America (Las Guardas), Colombia (Cine Colombia), Japan (AT Entertainment), Taiwan (AV-Jet), and Peru, Chile and Bolivia (Andes Film).
Talks are underway with the U.Ok., Mexico, Brazil, France and Germany.