The Exorcism of God: Alejandro Hidalgo film acquired by Saban Films

Saban Films has acquired distribution rights to The House at the End of Time director Alejandro Hidalgo‘s new film The Exorcism of God, which just had its premiere at Fantastic Fest yesterday. Deadline reports that Saban will be releasing The Exorcism of God in the US, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, and South Africa. XYZ Films is presenting the project to potential distributors in other territories.

Scripted by Santiago Fernández Calvete and Hidalgo, The Exorcism of God is set in an isolated town in Mexico and centers on

Father Peter Williams (Will Beinbrink), an American exorcist who becomes possessed by the Devil, subsequently committing a terrible sacrilege. 18 years later, the consequences of his sin come back to haunt him, unleashing a battle within.

Beinbrink (It: Chapter Two) is joined in the cast by María Gabriela de Faría (Deadly Class) and Joseph Marcell (The Sandman). Hidalgo produced the film with Joel Seidl of Epica Pictures, Inc. and financiers Karim Kabche and Antonio Abdo of Kabche Film Productions.

Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley said,

Alejandro Hidalgo is a mighty directorial force in the Latin American horror genre. We are excited to share this fascinating and frightening film of his with an American audience.”

Hidalgo had this to say about the distribution deal:

Releasing our film in theaters and digital platforms in the US has always been a dream. We feel beyond excited to make it happen hand in hand with such a wonderful team as XYZ and Saban Films.”

Saban has not yet revealed exactly when they plan to release The Exorcism of God. We’ll let you know when they do. As I have said before, I’m not generally a fan of exorcism movies beyond the original The Exorcist, but I’m always willing to give new ones a chance to impress me anyway.

Source: Deadline

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