Nicolas Cage Thriller ‘Between Worlds’ Heads to Saban Films

Cannes 2018: This marks the fifth acquisition out of the festival for the distributor

Saban Films has picked up the U.S. rights to Nicolas Cage’s supernatural thriller “Between Worlds,” the distributor announced Tuesday.

Writer/director Maria Pulera’s film also stars Penelope Mitchell, Franka Potente and Hopper Penn. Eric Banoun and David Hillary produced alongside Pulera through their company Rise Up, LLC.

Saban Films is planning a day-and-date theatrical/VOD release for “Between Worlds.”

“Between Worlds” follows Joe (Cage), a truck driver haunted by the memory of his deceased wife and child. He meets spiritually gifted woman Julie (Potente) who tries to find the lost soul of his comatose daughter. But the spirit of Joe’s dead wife is stronger and possessing the young woman’s body.

“Nic’s talent and star-power is unparalleled,” said Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley. “Having worked with him on a number of films such as ‘The Trust’ and ‘USS: Indianapolis: Men of Courage,’ we’re thrilled to be re-teaming with him and bring this to our audiences.”

“‘Between Worlds’ has been a true passion project for me and I am thrilled to partner with Saban for the theatrical release of my film in the US market,” commented Pulera, the film’s writer, director, and producer. “The story is an unusual approach to the traditional thriller but appeals to the wider audience and dives deep into the themes of family, love, and betrayal. Nicolas Cage, Franka Potente, and Penelope Mitchell give their all in a magnificent performance. I couldn’t be happier with the end result. I can’t wait to share this film with audiences around the world.”

Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films, and Jonathan Deckter negotiated on behalf of Voltage Pictures.

“Between Worlds” is the fifth acquisition for Saban Films out of Cannes, which also include “Berlin, I Love You,” “Keepers,” “Siberia” and “Destiny.”