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The Orchard has acquired North American rights to late director Marcin Wrona’s Demon.
The Polish horror film follows a young married couple who attempt to build a home on gifted land, only to find human remains buried beneath their prospective residence.
“Demon is its own unique monster of sorts — moody and creepy, yet with an underlying satirical side that resonated with us,” said Paul Davidson, The Orchard’s senior vp. “Marcin delivered a wonderfully original film, and we hope to honor his memory with its release.”
Wrona co-wrote the film with Pawel Maslona, with Olga Szymanska serving as producer.
“I am thrilled to be working with an exciting and innovative company like The Orchard to bring our film to US audiences,” said Szymanska. “I know Marcin would have been so pleased to find a company as passionate and enthusiastic about this film as he was.”
The director was found dead in his hotel room before the film’s screening at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. An autopsy found that his death was likely caused by suicide.
ICM Partners negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers
Reel Suspects is currently selling the film at AFM.
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