According to Variety, Germany's Screencraft Entertainment is partnering with Canada's Gynormous Pictures on mystery thriller Meet the Devilz, helmed by Josef Rusnak (The Thirteenth Floor). Arclight Films will handle international distribution.

The pic is Munich-based Screencraft's debut as a producer. Company has acted as an agent between U.S. producers and German financiers on projects including Jeff Renfroe and Marteinn Thorsson's sci-fi thriller "One Point 0" and Zola Maseko's South African drama "Drum."

Budgeted at $7 million, Meet the Devil stars Joshua Jackson and German thesp Jessica Schwarz ("The Red Cockatoo") in a story Screencraft describes as along the lines of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo.

Wedigo von Schultzendorff, who shot Rusnak's The Thirteenth Floor, will be cinematographer.

Brian B.