EXCLUSIVE: Bleecker Street‘s survival horror thriller The Origin, which debuted recently at Fantastic Fest, is getting a title change, now known as Out of Darkness and will hit theaters on February 9.
Directed by Scottish helmer Andrew Cumming (Radiance, Clique) and written by Ruth Greenberg (The Spark) in both of their feature debuts, Out of Darkness follows a group of six who have struggled across the narrow sea to find a new home. They are starving, desperate, and living 45,000 years ago. First they must find shelter, and they strike out across the tundra wastes towards the distant mountains that promise the abundant caves they need to survive. But when night falls, anticipation turns to fear and doubt as they realize they are not alone. As relationships in the group fracture, the determination of one young woman reveals the terrible actions taken to survive. The movie was shot on location in the Scottish Highlands with the use of a bespoke language called Tola, which was developed specifically for the project by a linguist and an archaeologist.
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