Julia Stiles (Silver Linings Playbook, The Bourne Ultimatum), Scott Speedman (The Strangers, The Vow) and Stephen Rea (V for Vendetta, The Crying Game) star in Out of the Dark, a supernatural thriller presented by Participant Media in association with Image Nation and produced by Colombia's Dynamo and Spain's Apaches Entertainment. Participant's Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King and Nick Spicer of XYZ Films serve as executive producers on the film, which began filming in Bogota, Colombia this week.
Spanish filmmaker Lluis Quilez is directing the screenplay by Àlex Pastor & David Pastor and Javier Gullón about an American couple, Sarah and Paul Harriman, who move to Colombia with their young daughter, Hannah, to take over the manufacturing business owned by Sarah's father, and soon realize that the house they've moved into is haunted.
Here's what producer Jonathan King had to say about the project in a statement.
"Given Participant's mission to illuminate important issues, this is not your average ghost story. You can be sure that there's a bigger reason why this takes place at this particular house in the Colombian jungle and to this particular family."
Image Nation chairman Mohamed Al Mubarak also released his own statement.
"We are delighted to once again join Participant Media in bringing this smart story to the screen."
Dynamo's Cristian Conti added the following statement.
"We are excited to be working with Participant to deliver this kind of quality storytelling to Colombia and to take advantage of the spectacular locations and local talent in a way that is authentically international."
Apaches Partner Belén Atienza had this to say in a statement.
"Out of the Dark showcases the talent of Lluis Quilez to give life to frightening stories that go beyond the genre to explore deeper emotions."