I am in no way surprised that Adam Wingard’s home-invasion horror flick You’re Next found a distributor. Everyone I spoke to at TIFF dug the flick and I agreed with them. The story is about a family reunion that turns deadly when the family becomes targeted by masked murderers. Their only hope is Erin (Sharni Vinson), a girlfriend of one of the family membes and the best home defender since Kevin McCallister. You’re Next is set to play at Fantastic Fest and I have a feeling it will go over huge. But if you weren’t at TIFF and won’t be at Fantastic Fest, you’ll still have a chance to see the flick in the not-too-distant future. Heat Vision reports that Lionsgate has acquired the film for $1 to $2 million after a bidding war with Summit, Dimension, CBS Films, and FilmDistrict. That’s impressive considering that the film reportedly cost less than $1 million to make.
Now the challenge is selling it. The movie has no stars and it’s to replicate a midnight movie vibe with the general public. Hopefully Lionsgate can seize on a smart marketing campaign because this is a flick that deserves to be seen in a theater with a crowd. If you want to check out some images from the film (they’re not too spoiler-y), hit the jump.