SXSW: IFC Midnight Picks Up Horror Tale 'Haunter,' Starring Abigail Breslin

8:12 PM PST 03/11/2013 by Gregg Kilday

The film, directed by Vincenzo Natali, is the second title to sell out of the festival's Midnight sidebar.

IFC Midnight has picked up all U.S. rights to Vincenzo Natali’s Haunter, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in its Midnight sidebar.

The film, written by Brian King, stars Abigail Breslin as a girl one day shy of her 16th birthday who’s forced to relive the day she died. It also stars Stephen McHattie, Peter Outerbridge, Michelle Nolden and David Hewlett.

The film was produced by Steven Hoban and Mark Smith and executive produced by John Raymonds and Wild Bunch’s Vincent Miraval.

Natali directed the 1997 sci-fi thriller Cube as well as 2009’s Splice, starring Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley.

The deal was negotiated by Jeff Deutchman, director of acquisitions & productions for IFC Midnight/Sundance Selects/IFC Films with CAA, which repped the filmmakers.  

Haunter is the second film to sell out of this year’s SXSW Midnight sidebar, following E.L. Katz’s Cheap Thrills, which went to Drafthouse Films.

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