Film Factory falls for F. Javier Gutiérrez’s folk horror ‘The Wait’ (exclusive)

2 November, 2022

Film Factory Entertainment has acquired international rights to folk horror The Wait, the third feature by genre director F. Javier Gutiérrez following his 2008 debut Before The Fall and his 2017 entry in The Ring horror franchise, Rings, which grossed $83m worldwide.

The Wait is set in an eerie Andalusian countryside, a place marked by ancestral traditions, and tracks the macabre descent into hell of a man who suffered the tragic loss of his family. Gutiérrez also wrote the script, and the cast includes Víctor Clavijo (Before The Fall), Ruth Díaz and Luis Callejo.

“We are thrilled to board The Wait, which definitely has great international potential,” Film Factory managing director Vicente Canales told Screen. “F. Javier Gutiérrez is an eminent director who manages to combine both artistic and commercial sensibilities.”

The film is a co-production between Antonio Pérez’s Andalusia-based Spal Films and Adrián Guerra and Nuria Valls’ Nostromo Pictures, whose features include Rodrigo Cortés’ Buried. It is currently in post-production and due for delivery in the second quarter of 2023.

Director Gutiérrez is repped by UTA.

 

Article originally published on Screen  by Emilio Mayorga

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