Franck Richard's long-awaited Gallic horror flick, The Pack, will be making its world premiere as part of the festival's Cinema de la Plage -- a series of free, public, outdoor screenings held on the nearby beach. In previous years, Cinema de la Plage featured retro titles, but 2010 sees a shift toward newer films and premieres.
I've been following The Pack for at least a year and a half now, so it's great to hear it's not only finally going to be shown, but that it will debut in such a prestigious venue.
Richard's film stars everyone's favorite French cult film icon, Philippe Nahon. Here's the official plot description:
"In the middle of a snowy no man's land, Charlotte picks up Max, a hitchhiker; they stop in a truck-stop restaurant, and when Max doesn't come back from the bathroom, Charlotte starts looking for him in vain. She decides to return during the night but gets kidnapped by the bartender, La Spack, who turns out to be Max's mother and needs to feed her kids, the pack, a bunch of blood-lusting ghouls. Charlotte now faces a terrifying reality: these ghouls are already dead... and hungry. Alone and in the middle of nowhere, she quickly realizes... she's next on the menu."
Nahon, ghouls, and French gore...I'm already crossing my fingers and hoping this gets US distribution sometime in the very near future.