Alberto Corredoris extending his prized work…
Studiocanal has acquired the Latino filmmaker’s acclaimed creepy horror short film Baghead and will turn it into a feature.
Corredor, who directed the original short, has been pegged to helm the feature.
It centers on a mysterious figure called Baghead, a diminutive wrinkled up person who’s able to manifest the dead and bring them back to our world for short intervals. People seek out the mysterious medium to reconnect with lost loved ones. Once in contact with Baghead however, the title character’s true powers and intentions are revealed and there’s a high price to pay for its contact with the deceased.
The feature transfer will build on that story line and take a Saw-like approach, adding in supernatural elements.
Baghead won numerous awards on the festival circuit, including Best Short Film at the Atlanta Horror Film Festival, Paris International Fantastic Film Festival and San Sebastián Horror and Fantasy Film Festival.
The Picture Company’s Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman will produce under their overall deal with the studio; Vertigo’s Roy Lee, and Alibi’s Jake Wagner will be executive producers along with Corredor and Lorcan Reilly, the duo that created the short.