Female-Driven Horror Anthology ‘XX’ Attracts Magnet as Financier, Distributor

XYZ Films will produce the genre movie, which features directors Karyn Kusama, Mary Harron and Jennifer Lynch

Magnet Releasing has announced it will fully finance and take worldwide rights to “XX,” a new horror anthology from female directors featuring female leads that is being produced by XYZ Films (“Tusk”) .

The “XX” anthology will be comprised of short horror films by Karyn Kusama (“Jennifer’s Body”), Mary Harron (“American Psycho”), Jennifer Lynch (“Surveillance”), and Jovanka Vuckovic. “XX” will be completed in 2015, and Dwjuan Fox will serve as supervising producer for all segments of the film.

The directors have been given free creative rein within budget and time constraints, but all of the segments themselves will involve the horror genre.

“Magnet has been the home to the most exciting anthology horror films of the last several years, and we’re very pleased to continue the trend with ‘XX.’ We’re especially excited about the caliber of filmmakers involved with this anthology, and the fresh approach that it’s taking to the horror genre,” said Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles.

“We believe strongly in fostering the best talents around the world at XYZ. We believe different perspectives are what keep storytelling fresh and exciting and hope that XX can help to encourage more female writers and directors to explore the genre world. And we know the ones we have for this first effort are going to absolutely kick ass,” said XYZ’s Todd Brown.

Magnolia’s Christina Rogers will be repping the film at AFM next month.

The deal was negotiated by Magnolia’s Peter Van Steemburg and Chris Matson with Todd Brown and Nick Spicer of XYZ Films.