Following last December’s production wrap on Kiah Roache-Turner‘s (Wyrmwood, Nekrotronic) spider shocker Sting, Cornerstone Films – the company handling worldwide sales and distribution – have signed a variety of deals for the film’s international distribution.
Studiocanal has acquired the rights to release the film in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Benelux whilst additional deals include Lucky Red (Italy), Diamond Films (Latin America, Spain, Portugal), Nordisk (Scandinavia), Kinoswiat (Poland), Pasatiempo Pictures (Baltics, CIS), Karantanija (Ex-Yogoslavia), Italia (Middle East), Filmfinity (South Africa) and Terry Steiner International (airlines).
Written and directed by Roache-Turner, Sting chronicles how a mysterious object falls from the sky one cold, stormy night in New York City and smashes through the window of a rundown apartment building. It is an egg, and from this egg emerges a strange little spider… The creature is discovered by Charlotte, a rebellious 12-year-old girl obsessed with comic books. Despite her stepfather Ethan’s best efforts to connect with her through their comic book co-creation Fang Girl, Charlotte feels isolated. Her mother and Ethan are distracted by their new baby and are struggling to cope, leaving Charlotte to bond with the spider. Keeping it as a secret pet, she names it Sting. As Charlotte’s fascination with Sting increases, so does its size. Growing at a monstrous rate, Sting’s appetite for blood becomes insatiable. Neighbours’ pets start to go missing, and then the neighbours themselves. Soon Charlotte’s family and the eccentric characters of the building realise that they are all trapped, hunted by a ravenous supersized arachnid with a taste for human flesh – and Charlotte is the only one who knows how to stop it.
Besides the plot details, the first-look still below was also revealed.
Following the wrap, Roache-Turned commented: “Easily the hardest one yet. But there really is no better feeling than working your ass off with a bunch of really smart, creative, professional people all operating at the peak of their powers. Big love to the cast and crew and to all the other beautiful humans who helped bring Sting into the world … can’t wait to start cutting in the New Year!”