Saban Films has snagged the U.S. rights to producer Ant Timpson‘s Come to Daddy, his directorial debut which made its world premiere at Tribeca last month before heading to Cannes.
Starring Elijah Wood, the horror-comedy centers on a man in his thirties who travels to a remote cabin to reconnect with his estranged father.
Stephen McHattie (Watchmen, Pontypool) also stars along with Wood and Martin Donavan (Ant-Man, “Big Little Lies”). Toby Harvard penned the script based on Timpson’s story.
The film was produced by Mette-Marie Kongsved and Laura Tunstall for Nowhere, Katie Holly for Blinder Films, Daniel Bekerman for Scythia Films, Emma Slade for Firefly Films, and Toby Harvard. Tango Entertainment financed the film which is a Canadian, New Zealand, and Irish co-production that also had support from the New Zealand Film Commission.
A theatrical release date should be announced soon for Come to Daddy. Take a look at the clip titled “Impress Me” that features Wood’s character Norval having a very strange conversation with his dad (McHattie).