RADiUS announced today that it has acquired U.S. rights to the critical horror hit IT FOLLOWS written and directed by David Robert Mitchell (THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER) that recently screened in Cannes as part of Critics’ Week (RADiUS also bought WHEN ANIMALS DREAM out of Critics’ Week). In IT FOLLOWS – after a strange sexual encounter – a teenager finds herself plagued by disturbing visions and the inescapable sense that something is following her.
This will be the second time RADiUS has picked up the American favorite at Cannes after securing rights to breakout hit BLUE RUIN last year.
Financed by Animal Kingdom and Northern Lights, the film was produced by Rebecca Green, Laura D. Smith, Mitchell, David Kaplan and Erik Rommesmo. IT FOLLOWS features an up and coming ensemble cast that includes Maika Monroe (LABOR DAY), Keir Gilchrist (IT’S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY), Daniel Zovatto (LAGGIES), Jake Weary (ZOMBEAVERS), Olivia Luccardi (“Girls”) and Lili Sepe (SPORK).
RADiUS has slated a first quarter 2015 release.
For 19-year-old Jay (Monroe), the fall should be about school, boys and weekends at the lake. Yet, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter she suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions; she can’t shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind.