Friday, September 23, 2011

Xavier's Gens is Ready to Set Albert Sánchez Piñol's Book Alight: First Poster

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Cold Skin, a horror film set on the edge of the world, will be director Xavier Gens' (The Divide) next production. This film is based on Albert Sánchez Piñol paperback of the same name and filming is expected to take place in Iceland, one of the most geographically active land masses in the world. Here, as the story goes, a replacement "weather observer" (UHM) finds his colleague missing and the lighthouse occupied by a strange neighbour. Events get even stranger when this young man encounters demons from the sea intent on his dispatch.

Albert Sánchez Piñol's book has been compared to an adolescent's dream (Independent) and to a B-movie style of writing (Guardian). However, Piñol, a Catalan and Spanish author, is still regarded as a top novelist. As well, reviews on Pinol's book hint at further plot points including a sexual romp with one of the female monsters, who is referred to as a "sexual slave" in one review (Independent). There is also much violence in the paperback as the anonymous narrator builds defences and uses weaponry to ensure his survival. Expect to hear much more on Cold Skin as the film moves into the filmmaking stages later this year.

Release Date: 2012.

Director: Xavier Gens.

Writers: Jesús Olmo and Albert Sánchez Piñol.

Producer: Kanzaman.

*budgeted at $25 million.


Cold Skin at Upcoming Horror Movies

Cold Skin Reviewed at the Guardian

Cold Skin Reviewed at the Independent

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