According to Twitch, Millennium purchased the rights for a respectable sum of $4 million.
Spanish director Cortes had certain success with his previous films including 2007’s “The Contestant,” and 2010’s “Buried.”
Cortes’ third film is a psychological thriller that explores the human brain’s perception between the frontiers of belief and science.
Here is a short synopsis of the film:
“Red Lights” starts out from the experiences of two rationalist scientists who dissect phenomena from the metapsychic world, and the clash of forces with a world famous psychic they bring about. The past and the present of each the protagonists contain still unrevealed shadows, setting in train a dark story of growing tension, full of unexpected twists and turns.
The film was previewed during the Sundance Festival this week.
“We came to Sundance looking for high-concept, quality commercial fare and Cortes paranormal thriller—anchored by memorable performances from an exceptional cast—fully delivers,” said Millennium Entertainment CEO Bill Lee. “We are elated to be in business with this talented filmmaker.”
The film stars Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy, Elizabeth Olsen, Sigourney Weaver, Joely Richardson and Toby Jones.
A specific US release date has not been announced at this time. The movie will premiere in Spain on March 2nd.
Here is the Spanish trailer for “Red Lights” below: