Netflix snaps up Paco Plaza’s Eye for an Eye
James R | On 16, May 2019
Netflix has snapped up the rights to Paco Plaza’s new film, Eye for an Eye.
The Spanish crime thriller stars Luis Tosar, who plays a nurse in a retirement home. When a cartel boss is discharged from prison and put into his care, though, finds himself tangled up in more than he bargained for.
Plaza has been a sought-after director ever since his horror movie [REC], co-helmed with Jaume Balagueró, became a global hit, spawning a US remake and a franchise in its own right. His most recent film, Veronica, picked up seven Goya nominations in Spain where it took more than $4M at the box office, and has generated buzz in the ULUK, where it is available on Netflix. Now, the streaming giant has bagged almost worldwide rights for Eye for an Eye, with the exception of Spain and France.
The deal, negotiated by Film Constellation, reached seven figures, and sees the movie join Netflix’s growing collection of Spanish series and films.
Film Constellation chief Fabien Westerhoff tells Deadline: “This is a tale of slow burning revenge set among the Galician mafia. We’re very excited about the film and it finding a home with Netflix who were on board early and made an ambitious play for it. This gives the film the global audience it deserves.”
The movie is produced by Emma Lustres of Vaca Films in co-production with Playtime, Atresmedia Cine, with the participation of Antena 3 and Movistar+ and the support of ICAA and Agadic. The film is currently in post-production.