REinvent International Sales has boarded Howard J. Ford’s “River of Blood,” a psychological thriller that’s about to start shooting in Thailand. The company will unveil the project to buyers at the American Film Market.
The cast comprises of Joseph Millson (“Casino Royale”), Louis James (“Help”), Ella Starbuck (“Witch”), David Wayman (“The Ledge”) and Sarah A. Marks (“Witch”).
Penned by Tom Boyle, the film follows two young couples on a luxurious holiday at a jungle resort who go on a kayaking tour through the jungle and see their guide, Ritchie, disappear mysteriously.
As they search for Ritchie, the couples unwittingly wander into the perilous territory of an Indigenous tribe of cannibals known for their gruesome rituals. Their dream-vacation soon transforms into a nightmarish fight for survival on sacred land.
Ford’s credits include “The Dead,” “The Ledge,” “Never Let Go” and the horror thriller “The Lockdown Hauntings.”
Rikke Ennis, REinvent CEO, said she “immediately knew that it was a film that would have huge potential internationally” upon reading the script.
“A terrifying horror thriller with cannibals as a main driving force, combined with Howard’s incredible directing skills is really something to keep an eye out for,” said Ennis, who previously ran TrustNordisk.
Helene Aurø, sales and marketing director at REinvent, spoke about the “quality of Howard’s work and how well it travels.”
“River of Blood” is one of the many horror projects being brought to the AFM where buyers will be courting streamers. REinvent’s slate of genre movies also includes “In the Name of God,” Ludvig Gür’s thriller about a 40-year-old priest on a revenge mission to avenge his wife.