Millennium Entertainment Snags North American Rights to 'Intruders'

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo directed the horror film, which had its world premiere at the Toronto film festival.

Millennium Entertainment has acquired North American rights to the horror film Intruders, which had its world premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. The company plans a theatrical release in April.

Clive Owen, Carice Van Houten, Daniel Brühl, Pilar López de Ayala, Ella Purnell and Izán Corchero star in the story of two children in different countries who are each visited by a faceless intruder that wants to take possession of them. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) directed a screenplay by Nicolás Casariego and Jaime Marques.

Enrique López Lavigne, Belén Atienza and Mercedes Gamero produced the project; Jesus de la Vega and Ricardo Garcia Arrojo are executive producers.

Intruders is an accessible chiller with high entertainment value, but the film is also a smart, psychological journey which will appeal to sophisticated audiences,” said Millennium CEO Bill Lee. “The film resonated hauntingly with our team in Toronto, and we’re enthused to work with Juan Carlos to bring the film to theatres this spring.”

Millennium exec Vincent Scordino negotiated the deal with UTA Independent Film Group's Rich Klubeck and David Flynn, who represented the filmmakers.

Millennium has recently released the dramas Trust and Puncture. Forthcoming films include Rampart, Bernie, Little Birds and Trespass, which opens Friday.