David Freyne’s horror thriller The Cured, starring Ellen Page (My Days of Mercy) and Sam Keeley, has closed deals across Asia and the Middle East ahead of its world premiere on Saturday night at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Bac Films, which is selling the zombie flick about formerly infected flesh-eaters getting back into society after a zombie plague, confirmed deals with Fox for pan-Asia pay TV, Spentzos in Greece, Filmdom in Turkey, Falcon for the Middle East and Bravos in Hong Kong.
Other territories sold include Malaysia and Indonesia (Tanweer), Singapore (Shaw), Taiwan (Caichang), Thailand (Sahamongkol), Vietnam (Skyline) and the Philippines (Silverline).
North American rights remain up for grabs and are being shopped at TIFF by WME and CAA.
Freyne’s feature directorial debut is set in a time after a virus that transformed humans into zombie-like monsters has been cured. But many of the once-infected humans are now shunned by society and even their families, creating social unrest that leads to militant government interference.
Page is also a producer on the feature, along with Rachael O’Kane and Rory Dungan. Mark Huffam, Aidan Elliott, Mathieu Robinet and David Grumbach are co-producers.