XLrator Media has acquired the rights to the action-thriller Camino. The movie stars Zoë Bell and is directed by Josh C. Waller. Bell and Waller have previously worked together on the movie Raze. Camino is expected to be released in theaters early next year.
Joining Bell will be director Nacho Vigalondo (of Time Crimes and Open Windows fame), although according to Joblo, he will play the villain, El Guero, in Camino rather than directing this time around. Also starring in the thriller Camino is Sheila Vand (Prom Queen, State of Affairs), Dominic Rains (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Flashforward), Francisco Barreiro (Here Comes The Devil, Days of Grace), Tenoch Huerta (The 33, Mercy), and Kevin Pollak (Borealis, The Whole Nine Yards).
“Set in 1985, war photographer Avery Taggert (Zoë Bell) has built a solid career with her stark and honest imagery, all the while remaining emotionally distant from her subjects. When she embeds in the jungles of Colombia with a squad of missionaries led by a beloved and charismatic Spaniard known as ‘El Guero’ (Nacho Vigalondo), she finds herself in the middle of a conflict as violent as any she’s photographed. One night, she happens upon El Guero committing a heinous atrocity, capturing the vile act on film, an image with the potential to discredit and destroy El Guero. Knowing this brilliant psychopath will employ every tactic at his disposal to destroy that photograph – and the photographer who took it – Avery flees into the harsh jungle with nothing but the camera hanging around her neck to escape from missionaries twisted into violent guerrillas by the madman intent on destroying all enemies.”
Josh C. Waller released the following statement about Camino via a press release published on Dread Central:
“It was important after Raze and McCanick and especially after the past few years of our work within SpectreVision for me to make a film that ‘came from the gut.’ Something that felt true to myself and to the artists we surround ourselves with. I think we did it. We’ve made our own little ‘Electro-Jungle-Western.’ Plus, to be able to piece together a film almost entirely with our friends, that’s what it’s all about. Thanks goodness the folks at XLrator Media share that vision as well.”
XLrator Media is behind movies such as Jimi: All Is By My Side and The Machine and can now add the U.S. distribution rights for the acquired Camino to their belt. IndieWire states that Camino is “fully financed and produced by Bleiberg Entertainment” and will be released on XLrator’s Turbo action label.
Camino is from a screenplay written by Daniel Noah. During the Toronto International Film Festival 2015 (TIFF) currently running through September, the international sales will be handled by Bleiberg Entertainment and Blue Box International.
Camino is slated for release in early 2016.
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