The Bay, “End of the Street” Acquired

Lionsgate has announced that it has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Barry Levinson’s found footage eco-horror film “The Bay” from Alliance Films.

The story chronicles an unprecedented biological disaster unleashed from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay – an isopod parasite, carrying a horrific untreatable disease, that jumps from fish to human hosts. The true horror and scope of the event unfolds on footage captured on home videos and the internet by the town’s victims.

The film was directed by Levinson, from a script he co-wrote with Michael Wallach. Much of the producing team behind “Paranormal Activity” are involved.

Meanwhile, Relativity has scored the distribution rights to the thriller “House at the End of the Street” from FilmNation and A Bigger Boat reports Reuters.

Jennifer Lawrence plays teenage girl who moves with her mom (Elisabeth Shue) to a new town and learns that their home is across the street from a house where a double murder took place. Complications ensue when the teen befriends the massacre’s sole surviving son (Max Thieriot).

Mark Tonderai directed the film which was shot in Ottawa last summer. Jonathan Mostow wrote the story on which David Loucka’s script is based.