AFM: Saban Films Picks Up Two Titles from 'Resident Evil' Producer Constantin

THR - Bill Bromiley -Photographed by Christopher Patey-H 2019
Photographed by Christopher Patey

Saban has taken the North American rights to both sci-fi thriller 'Tides' and horror reboot 'Wrong Turn.'

Saban Films has doubled down on projects from Constantin Film, the producers behind the Resident Evil movies. Out of the American Film Market, Saban has acquired thriller Tides from the U.K. and North America and the North American rights for horror reboot Wrong Turn.

From Swiss director Tim Fehlbaum, Tides is set in the near future and follows a female astronaut, shipwrecked on the long-decimated Earth, who must decide the fate of the wasteland's remaining populace. Nora Arnezeder, Iain Glen, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Sope Dirisu, Sebastian Roché and Joel Basman star.

Thomas Wöbke and Philipp Trauer for BerghausWöbke Filmproduktion produced, with Ruth Waldburger for Vega Film, and Constanze Guttmann for Constantin. Martin Moszkowicz, Christoph Müller executive producers, along with Roland Emmerich.

Wrong Turn, based on the slasher film series that began in 2003, is written by the original scripter Alan B. McElroy. The story follows a group of friends hiking the Appalachian Trail that are confronted by The Foundation, a community of people who have lived in the mountains for hundreds of years. Charlotte Vega, Matthew Modine, Damian Maffei and Bill Sage star.

Robert Kulzer and Constantin Film produced, along with James Harris, Tea Shop Productions, produced.

Mister Smith Entertainment negotiated the deals on behalf of the filmmakers and will be handling the worldwide sale of the titles.