Although all the hubbub regarding cinemas re-opening revolved around the release of Tenet, it was actually the Russell Crowe road rage thriller Unhinged that was the first new film released to cinemas in the US. Obviously something from that film piqued the interest of a producer somewhere, as director Derrick Borte has been hired to helm a horror-thriller titled Black Forest.
The film will be written by Borte and Daniel Forte (American Dreamer), and will revolve around a group of university students backpacking through Germany’s famed Black Forest. Somehow, the students find themselves transported back in time to The Middle Ages. Separated and hunted by local villagers, the students soon find themselves targets in a Medieval-style witch hunt.
That at least sounds more interesting than your usual “group of people get lost in the woods” movie. The movie will be produced by Sofia Sondervan-Bild of Dutch Tilt Film and Scott F. Lochmus of Storyland Pictures. Ellen Wander and Jordan Dykstra of Film Bridge International will executive produce and handle world sales. Wander said of the film:
“Black Forest is a clever, contemporary thriller like nothing we’ve seen before. Undoubtedly, we’re delighted to have the opportunity to work with a filmmaker like Borte”. Borte himself simply added: “This is a wonderful chance to sink my teeth into the contemporary horror genre”.
The film will be offered to buyers by Film Bridge at the virtual Toronto International Film Festival.