Image Nation's The Worthy, directed by Emirati filmmaker, Ali Mostafa, will be shown on Netflix worldwide.
After the 2016 acquisition of Zinzina, a spine-chilling plot, directed by Emirati filmmaker Majid Al Ansari, Netflix has now acquired the worldwide streaming rights to The Worthy, directed by yet another Emirati Ali Mostafa. Both films are owned by Image Nation Abu Dhabi.
The Worthy, which premiered at the 60th BFI London Film Festival, is produced by horror film veterans Peter Safran (The Conjuring) and Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity). The plot revolves around a small group of survivors who take refuge near a rare clean water source after a vast majority of the world’s water supply has been lethally contaminated. The survivors are thrust into a deadly cat-and-mouse game, and must defend their lives from infiltrators who arent what they seem.
The post-apocalyptic thriller was released in cinemas across the region this past February.
The films ensemble cast includes Arab stars Ali Suliman (Paradise Now, Zinzina), Samr Al Masri (Bab Al-Hara) and Screen Internationals Arab Star of Tomorrow Samer Ismael (Omar).
This is Mostafas third feature film, following his Dubai-based drama City of Life (2009) and Image Nation co-production From A to B (2014).
The deal was negotiated by IM Globals President of International Sales and Distribution, Michael Rothstein and SVP, International Business and Legal Affairs, Dimiter Nikolov on behalf of IM Global.