Lionsgate has acquired the distribution rights to Filmax International's horror feature "BackWoods" starring Gary Oldman.
Recently brought up "Saw III" and "The Descent" to cinemas, Lionsgate is about to once again distribute a horror film under its banner for a next year release as it has successfully obtained rights to "BackWoods" aka "Bosque de sombras", an English-language picture of Filmax International production.
Set in Basque Country in 1978, the film revolves around a couple on vacation who discovers a girl with horribly deformed hands locked in a cabin in the woods. In their attempt to help the girl, however, the pair has to fight for their lives against the local villagers who have imprisoned the girl while trying to overcome the denseness of the forest.
Helming matters were handled by Koldo Serra who made his directorial film debut here from the script he wrote alongside Jon Sagala. Gary Oldman, Paddy Considine, Aitana Sanchez-Gijon, and Virginie Ledoyen are all starring with Julio Fernandez, Aitor Lizarralde, Pablo Mehler, Jolyon Symonds and Iker Monfort seating as producers.