Well Go USA Resurrects the Dead with ‘Morgue’ [Cannes]

Well Go USA raises the dead with Morgue, acquiring North American distribution rights to Paraguayan box office hit from Buenos Aires-based sales agent FilmSharks, reports Variety.

Filmed in Spanish and Guarani, the pic “follows a security guard who is working the night shift at a regional hospital when he gets trapped in the hospital morgue where he has a paranormal encounter.”

Morgue scared up more than 60,000 admissions in Paraguay to become the top local release of last year, out-grossing even It: Chapter Two and Annabelle Comes Home., notes the site.

The deal caps a string of sales across the globe for the supernatural thriller. Hugo Cardozo’s hospital-set film has already sold to more than 40 international territories with HBO Latin America recently snagging Latin American pay-TV and SVOD rights to the title.

A U.S. remake is already in the works with Eric Heisserer (Bird Box, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Thing, Final Destination 5) producing an English-language version through his company Chronology, which has a first-look deal with Paramount Pictures. Cardozo and FilmSharks’ Guido Rud serve as executive producers.

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