Epic Pictures Hires Directors For V/H/S/ Viral Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.01.2014
The project is gaining steam...
Screen Daily reports that Epic Pictures Group is bringing the latest V/H/S/ film, V/H/S/ Viral to the Cannes Film Festival next month to sell the rights. Epic launched the franchise at the Berlin festival in 2012 after a premiere at Sundance. Several audience members reportedly fainted at the premiere.
Viral will be produced by The Collective and Bloody Disgusting. It features segments directed by Todd Lincoln (The Apparition), Nacho Vigalondo (ABCs of Death - A is for Apocalypse), Marcel Sarmiento (Deadgirl) Gregg Bishop (Dance of the Dead) and co-directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution). It follows "fame-obsessed teens" who become stars of an internet viral sensation. The script was written by Marcel Sarmimento, TJ Cimfel, Dave White, Gregg Bishop, Nacho Vigalondo, Justin Benson, Aaron Moorehead and Lincoln. The film stars Emilia Zoryan, Justin Welborn and Emmy Argo. Brad Miska and and Gary Binkow will produce.
EPIC Pictures Group CEO Patrick Ewald said: "It's an honor to bring cutting-edge horror to audiences around the world, and the fact that each film features the work of top genre filmmakers makes this franchise truly exciting. We're very proud to continue to be a part of V/H/S Viral."
EPIC Pictures Group co-founder Shaked Berenson added: "We knew from the moment we saw the first film at Sundance that this sort of filmmaking was something we wanted to be a part of. It's a great way to showcase the work of genre masters, which is why the V/H/S franchise resonates with horror fans."