Neon has acquired the North American rights to the upcoming French film “Titane,” written and directed by the director of “Raw,” Julia Ducournau, Neon announced Tuesday.
“Titane” will be the second feature from Ducournau and her follow-up to “Raw,” a drama and horror film from 2016 that played at Cannes followed by Toronto. The film won the FIPRESCI prize at Cannes in 2016 and told the story of a vegetarian veterinary student forced to eat meat as part of a hazing ritual, only to develop the taste for human flesh.
“Titane” will be produced by Jean Christophe Reymond of Kazak Productions. The film’s plot is being kept under wraps, and casting has yet to be announced.
“‘Raw’ was one of the most earth-shattering debut films in recent memory, and we’ve been waiting for Julia’s next film ever since,” Neon said in a statement.
“Titane” marks Neon’s second acquisition of a French film this year, following “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” which they acquired out of Cannes, where it won the festival’s best screenplay prize.
Ducournau is a French film director and screenwriter. In 2011, her short film Junior won the Petit Rail d’Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
The deal for “Titane” was negotiated by Neon’s Jeff Deutchman with Eva Diederix from Wild Bunch International and CAA Media Finance.