You may remember last month when I first wrote about BACKTRACK, the thriller starring Adrien Brody that made its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival just last week. It was one of the films on the roster I was most looking forward to, and it looks like it made quite an impression at the festival as Saban Films is closing in on a seven-figure acquisition of the film, which also stars Sam Neill and was written and directed by Michael Petroni (who wrote the underrated drama, The Book Thief). This is according to a press release issued by the studio today.
Here's a recap of the synopsis:
In BACKTRACK, troubled psychotherapist Peter Bowers (Adrien Brody) is suffering from nightmares and eerie visions. When he uncovers the horrifying secret shared by his patients, he is put on a course that takes him back to the remote hometown he fled years ago. There in False Creek he is consumed by solving a decades-old mystery that holds the key to his strange and menacing delusions.
Saban Films President Bill Bromiley said, “BACKTRACK is an unexpected and haunting psychological thriller. Michael Petroni is a great storyteller and his film was a major standout in the Tribeca Film Festival. This will be a strong addition to the Saban slate.”
For those of you unfamiliar with Saban Films (as I was), it launched just before last year's Cannes International Film Festival, and quickly hit the ground running acquiring films including The Homesman (another gem from last year).
I'll keep you posted on the film as I learn more about it.