Content announced Wednesday that IFC Midnight has picked up the U.S. theatrical rights to “The Pact 2,” written and directed by Dallas Hallam and Patrick Horvath.
Nicholas McCarthy wrote and directed the original movie, which IFC Midnight acquired after it debuted at Sundance in 2012.
The sequel stars Camilla Luddington, Patrick Fischler, Scott Michael Foster, Haley Hudson, Mark Steger and Caity Lotz, who starred in the first film.
Set weeks after Annie Barlow’s deadly confrontation with the Judas Killer, the sequel follows June, a woman whose carefully constructed life is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb her waking life.
“The Pact 2” is produced by Preferred Film & TV’s Ross M. Dinerstein and executive produced by Content’s Jamie Carmichael and McCarthy. Content’s Carmichael and Preferred Content’s Kevin Iwashina jointly sold North American rights, while Content handled the rest of the world, securing sales in many foreign territories including Germany, Japan, Mexico and China.
“We are so thrilled to be working with our friends at Preferred Film & TV and Content on the sequel to The Pact. It’s exciting to forge a continuing partnership with such a talented team,” said Jonathan Sehring, president of IFC Entertainment.
“Dallas and Patrick did a tremendous job taking the world of ‘The Pact’ to the next level, and we are thrilled that IFC Midnight is back to distribute. ‘The Pact 2’ will satisfy fans even more than the first one,” added Dinerstein.