We initially wrote about this film last summer, July 2010, and haven’t spoken of it since, mostly because there doesn’t seem to have been much announced between then and the present.

At the time, it hadn’t been made yet; the post simply reported that the project was in development and who was attached to star in it – one of those people being Thandie Newton.

Yesterday, it was announced that Sony Pictures had acquired North American distribution rights to the UK-produced thriller titled Retreat, which also stars Cillian Murphy and Jamie Bell.

The film, directed by Carl Tibbetts, in his feature film directorial debut, Murphy and Newton play a couple who travel to a remote island cottage, in an effort to focus on putting back the pieces of their broken marriage; their plans are altered by a wounded and armed stranger (Bell), who shows up at their door, carrying news about a deadly airborne virus; the trio, in the interest of survival, seal themselves inside the cottage, and, as you’d expect, like caged animals, tensions rise from the psychological to the physical.

The film’s producers promise “a really strong script loaded with twists and turns and with great performances .

No word on when Sony plans on releasing it in the USA.

Check out the trailer and full poster below…