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Rogue makes sure that Bryan Bertino is Not ‘Alone’

Riding high on the domestic take that The Strangers culled in, you can bet that Rogue Pictures are feeling a great sense of relief after recent horror genre duds such as The Hitcher and Doomsday. So far, rookie director Bryan Bertino’s debut film is a 52 million domestic take.

Riding high on the domestic take that The Strangers culled in, you can bet that Rogue Pictures are feeling a great sense of relief after recent horror genre duds such as The Hitcher and Doomsday. So far, rookie director Bryan Bertino‘s debut film is a 52 million domestic take. The profit margins look good with what was a ten million dollar budget to play with and perhaps less than that amount in a P&A infrastructure.  

Variety reported earlier today that Rogue have signed Bertino to a two-picture pact to keep him in the stable with a rich endorsement of seven figures to write and direct each project. Focus Features’ Dimension Films-like division have tapped the director to work on Black, a supernatural thriller to be produced by Michael Connolly of Mad Hatter Entertainment. Somewhere before that or after, Bertino will rewrite Alone, a project already belonging to Rogue.  

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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