Toronto 2012: Eli Roth to Produce Horror Film 'The Sacrament'
TORONTO -- Horrormeister Eli Roth has signed on to produce and present The Sacrament, a new horror thriller from director Ti West.
Worldview Entertainment, which is building an impressive slate of projects, will finance and produce the film, while IM Global will handle international sales through its genre label Octane.
IM Global will introduce the film to foreign buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival, which gets under way Thursday. CAA is repping domestic rights.
Roth didn't give many details of the project except to say Sacrament would be "Ti's first mainstream movie, without sacrificing the quality and unflinching horror of the subject matter."
Added Worldview CEO Christopher Woodrow, “Ti has become a force in the horror genre, and we are confident that he is going to deliver another chilling, elevated film that audiences will love.”
Roth and Woodrow will produce with Worldview COO Molly Conners alongside Jacob Jaffke and Peter Phok. Executive producers include West, Eric Newman and Worldview execs Maria Cestone, Sarah Johnson Redlich and Hoyt David Morgan.
Sacrament marks Worldview’s second collaboration with Roth. The company said in Cannes that it will be backing The Green Inferno, Roth's return to directing, which is set to begin shooting in the fall in Chile and Peru.
Roth's latest thriller, Aftershock, premieres this week in Toronto, bowing in the festival's Midnight Madness section.
Worldview quickly is becoming one of the most buzzworthy new finance/production outfits. The group recently wrapped production on Atom Egoyan’s West Memphis Three biopic; Devil’s Knot, starring Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon; and Guillaume Canet’s crime thriller Blood Ties, featuring Clive Owen and Marion Cotillard.
Worldview is in postproduction on James Gray’s untitled period drama starring Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner.