Cannes: Saban Films Nabs Helen Hunt-Led Thriller 'I See You'

Philipp Blaubach
'I See You'

The film, which had its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year, is being shopped to international buyers at the Cannes market.

Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Adam Randall’s thriller I See You, which stars Helen Hunt and Jon Tenney as a couple coping with the fallout of an affair and an evil that has invaded their lives.

Written by Devon Grave, the film is set in a town of perfect families that's seemingly idyllic until 12-year-old Justin Whitter goes missing. Lead investigator Greg Harper (Tenney) struggles to balance the pressures of the case while finding a way to forgive his well-heeled wife, Jackie (Hunt), for a recent infidelity. When a malicious presence manifests itself and puts their young son in mortal danger, the cold, hard truth about evil in the Harper household is finally uncovered.

The film, which had its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year, is being shopped to international buyers at the Cannes market. Saban Films is planning a theatrical release.

Zodiac Features' Matt Waldeck produced. Executive producers include Zodiac's Ben Hecht and Bankside Films' Stephen Kelliher. Head Gear Films' Phil Hunt and Compton Ross and Quickfire Films' James Atherton and Jan Pace also exec produced.

“Audiences will be captivated by this gripping mystery thriller that showcases its cast’s outstanding chemistry,” Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley said. “Helen Hunt and Jon Tenney are truly enticing as Jackie and Greg, a couple whose idyllic town is turned on its head, where every plot twist is more surprising than the last.”

Randall's credits include iBoy and Level Up.

Bromiley and Ness Saban negotiated the deal for Saban Films along with CAA Media Finance and Bankside Films on behalf of the filmmakers.