Described as a modern and radical take on the Little Red Riding Hood fable, director Vincent Paronnaud’s fevered survival horror film Hunted is set to premiere on Shudder in January 2021.
According to the official press release, the film is an exhilarating, transcendent, and frequently brutal survival tale that elevates itself with the power of myth and magic, while still holding an exacting mirror to present-day society.
The official synopsis: What started as a flirtatious encounter at a bar turns into a life-or-death struggle as Eve (Lucie Debay) becomes the unknowing target of a misogynistic plot against her. Forced to flee as two men pursue her through the forest, she’s pushed to her extremes while fighting to survive in the wilderness—but survival isn’t enough for Eve. She will have revenge.
The live-action, English-language, and solo directorial debut for acclaimed French filmmaker and comic artist Vincent Paronnaud (Cannes Jury Prize Winner Persepolis, Chicken with Plums), Hunted is a relentless thriller supercharged by Paronnaud’s stylized vision. Co-written by Paronnaud alongside Léa Pernollet, the film stars Magritte Award-winning actors Lucie Debay (The Confession) and Arieh Worthalter (Girl), with Ciaran O’Brien rounding out the intimate main cast.
The film is produced by Benoit Roland (Filth, The Hole in the Ground) and Alexandre Perrier (Swagger), and is a Kidam & Wrong Men production, and co-production with Savage Production, Charades, Longride, BNP Paribas Fortis, VOO, and BeTV.
Hunted will premiere on Shudder on Jan. 14, 2021.
You can check out the official trailer and poster below.
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