The Hollywood adaptation of Sacrifice, starring Radha Mitchell, Rupert Graves and David Robb, has completed its final week of filming in Ireland.
Based on the 2008 debut novel by British author, Sharon Bolton, Sacrifice is the story of consultant surgeon, Tora Hamilton, who moves with her husband, Duncan, to the remote Shetland Islands, 100 miles off the north-east coast of Scotland. Deep in the peat soil around her new home, Tora discovers the body of a young woman with rune marks carved into her skin and a gaping hole where her heart once beat. Ignoring warnings to leave well alone, Tora uncovers terrifying links to a legend that might never have been confined to the pages of the story-books.
Written and directed by Peter A Dowling and featuring Ian McElhinney, Liam Carney and Joanne Crawford, the film is expected to be released in 2015 or early 2016.
Bolton, who visited the set in its penultimate week, described the experience of seeing her novel come to life as ‘thrilling.’ She said, ‘The footage I saw was eerie, disturbing, beautifully atmospheric and intensely moving. Peter Dowling and his team have captured perfectly the essence of Sacrifice, and are telling a story of raw human emotion against a background of superstition and mistrust.’
Cheyenne Enterprise (Los Angeles): Arnold Rifkin (the Die Hard series, The Whole Nine Yards, 16 Blocks, Hostage etc)
Subotica Films (Ireland): Tristan Orpen Lynch, Aoife O’Sullivan (Miss Julie, Young Ones, Perfect Sense etc)
Luminous Pictures (UK): Peter S Lewis
Meyers Media Group (Los Angeles): Lawrence S Meyers (Unfaithful, An American Haunting etc)
Director and Screenwriter
Peter A Dowling (Flightplan, Reasonable Doubt, Stag Night, etc)
Dr Tora Hamilton: Radha Mitchell (Finding Neverland, Melinda and Melinda, Phone Booth, Man on Fire, etc)