Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to the escape room-themed horror movie Play or Die, directed by Jacques Kluger, Bloody Disgusting learned. It will be available through On-Demand and on Digital platforms July 2.
In the story, Lucas and Chloe are two passionate gamers. They decide to participate in Paranoia, a very exclusive escape game. After solving the first riddle, they make it to the location of the finale in an abandoned mental hospital, hidden deep in a frightening forest. There, four other participants are waiting for them. Together, they soon realize that only one of them will get out alive.
The film stars Charley Palmer (Dunkirk), Roxane Mesquida (“Now Apocalypse”), Marie Zabukovec (Interrail), Thomas Mustin (Raw), and Igor Van Dessel (Racer and the Jailbird).
Co-written with Amiel Bartana, the film is based on the best-selling novel “Puzzle” by Franck Thilliez and published by Fleuve Editions. The film was produced by Jacques Kluger (Kluger Partners), Nexus, and Nadia Khamlichi & Gilles Waterkeyn (Umedia).