Atlas Finds 'Sanctuary' In Director Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego


Highland Film Group to Handle International Sales Beginning at EFM

LOS ANGELES, CA - January 30, 2014 - Atlas Independent, the affiliate company of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment, announced today that they will produce SANCTUARY, which will be directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego (APOLLO 18, OPEN GRAVE), from a script written by Ryne Douglas Pearson (KNOWING). William Green and Aaron Ginsburg will produce for Atlas Independent. Atlas Entertainment’s Richard Suckle, Unbroken Pictures’ Bryan Bertino (THE STRANGERS) and Adrienne Biddle will executive produce. Highland Film Group (HFG) will handle worldwide sales and will introduce the film to international buyers at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin.

SANCTUARY follows three documentarians who travel to South America to investigate a town which mysteriously disappeared from the map. The trio are led to the ultimate enigma after a series of misfortunate occurrences: an immense concrete structure located in the middle of the missing town, with no entrances or exits.

“We intend to make a commercial horror film with one of the leading directors of the genre at the helm," said Atlas Independent’s William Green and Aaron Ginsburg. This will be the third collaboration between Atlas Independent and Gonzalo following OPEN GRAVE and THE MAN ON CARRION ROAD, which will begin production in April.

Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego is represented by WME, Atlas Entertainment, and attorney Carlos Goodman.

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