The Salt Company is commencing sales on Malicious, a US set horror film from writer/director Michael Winnick (Guns, Girls and Gambling) about a young college professor and his pregnant wife who unwittingly release a malevolent entity with murderous intentions when they find and open an antique box in their new home.
Starring Josh Stewart (Insidious 4, The Neighbor, The Collector), Delroy Lindo (Point Break, Gone In Sixty Seconds, A Life Less Ordinary), Bojana Novakovic (Edge Of Darkness, Devil, Drag Me To Hell), Melissa Bolona (Dog Eat Dog, Category 5) and Yvette Yates (Inherent Vice, El Gringo), the film is in its final week of principal photography.
Producers are Patrick Rizzotti and Brett Forbes (The Neighbor, The Collection, The Collector) of Fortress Features. Executive producers are Shaun Redick and Ray Mansfield of Movie Package Company (Get Out, Dog Eat Dog). Lost Hills Film Fund, a venture launched this year by Forbes, Rizzotti, Redick and Mansfield to finance and produce director driven elevated genre films, is financing. Lost Hills is set to produce and finance 10 movies over the next three years that include comedies, thrillers, sci-fi and horror.
“We are very excited that Lost Hills is wrapping production on Malicious, our first in a slate of ten films. We are actively acquiring IP and developing, producing and financing for a global theatrical marketplace,” said Shaun Redick.
“This fund gives us the means to allow creative talent room to flourish. Collectively we have many years of experience making quality films at a certain budget level and look forward to finding the right material that can be made within our financial model,” said Patrick Rizzotti.
The Salt Company is handling all international sales on Malicious. The North American rights are represented by Lost Hills Films.