Vertical Takes Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman Thriller Out of the Dark, First Pics


Julie Stiles Scott Speedman Out of the Dark

Vertical Entertainment and Participant Media today announced that Vertical has acquired U.S. rights to Participant’s supernatural thriller Out of the Dark, and slated the film for an early 2015 theatrical release. We’ve got your first look at the film via the photos here.

Starring Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman, and Stephen Rea, Out of the Dark is a ghost story set in South America, where a young family’s new life turns from promising to terrifying when they are forced to confront ancient legends, ghosts, and a haunting family secret.  

Out of the Dark was directed by Lluís Quílez and shot on location in Colombia and is a Spanish-Colombian co-production.

Jonathan King, Participant’s EVP, Narrative Film, commented, “Lluís is an outstanding first-time director who made a thrilling ghost story with a powerful message, and we are thrilled to have Vertical on board to deliver it to audiences.”

Vertical’s Co-President Rich Goldberg said, “Out of the Dark is much more than it seems on the surface. We think it will surprise genre fans with its ability to reach beyond just the scares and great storytelling, and have a thought-provoking motif that will stay with them well after they see it.”  

More information on Out of the Dark is available at