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Dominic Purcell joins cast of Vikingdom, Epic Pictures closes deals

Patrick Ewald’s Epic Pictures Group licenses a host of deals on slate

Prison Break star Dominic Purcell has joined the cast of Vikingdom, the $10m action-adventure title under the deal between Patrick Ewald’s Epic Pictures Group and Malaysia’s KRU Studios to make six English-language action films.

The stereoscopic 3D production is set to commence on Oct 15 at KRU’s studios. Ewald has licensed Belgian and German rights to Splendid and closed deals with Eagle for the Middle East and HGC for China.

Ewald continues to do brisk business on the supernatural thriller 11-11-11 from Saw franchise director Darren Bousman.

Deals have closed in France (Wildside), Scandinavia (Scanbox), Benelux (Just Bridge), Turkey (Mars), Eastern Europe (SPI), CIS (Luxor), Latin America (Swen), Taiwan (Catch Play), Malaysia and Singapore (Cathay), Hong Kong (Deltamax), Middle East (Eagle), Philippines (Pioneer) and South Korea (Good Morning).

Robert Hall’s horror project Chromeskull: Laid To Rest II starring Brian Austin Green and Thomas Dekker closed before the market with Image entertainment in the US and I-On New Media for Germany. Ewald sealed deals here with 21st Century for Australia and Eagle for the Middle East.

The Muay Thai action film Yamada: Way Of The Samurai has gone to Showbox UK for the UK and Splendid for Germany and Benelux.

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