Derrick Borte has been signed to direct the horror/thriller Black Forest, which will be brought to us by Film Bridge International.
The German-born Borte chose Black Forest as the follow-up film to his recent action thriller Unhinged, featuring Russell Crowe as an angry motorist who takes road rage to a whole different level. Unhinged was one of the first films to be released when movie theaters across the US re-opened their doors after being shuttered for nearly six months.
Though the reviews for Unhinged were not great, Crowe’s performance has been praised, and the film is expected to reach its goal of $30 million at the box office. No doubt that success played a part in Black Forest being picked up by Film Bridge International.
Borte and Daniel Forte wrote the script for Black Forest, and it is described as the story of a group of students backpacking through the Black Forest in Germany. Something goes awry, and the students find themselves back in The Middle Ages.
As any history buff knows, The Middle Ages are known for their enthusiastic witch hunts, and that’s exactly what happens to the hapless students. Local villagers hunt them down, and in the process, the back packers become separated from one another.
The Black Forest is a forested mountain range, and it’s not a place you want to get lost or separated from your friends in. At 100 miles long and roughly 30 miles wide, its highest peak is 4,898 feet above sea level.
Deadline has reported that Film Bridge commented enthusiastically about the acquisition of Black Forest, calling it a “clever, contemporary thriller.” And in case you were wondering what type of content Film Bridge normally puts out, they are currently working on a remake of Stuart Gordon’s Castle Freak (which was featured on the first season of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs).
There has been no announcement made of when production on Black Forest will begin or when the film will be released but we will keep you updated when more information becomes available.
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