Summit Entertainment has concluded a wave of sales on Walden Media's Ghosts Of The Abyss, James Cameron's ground-breaking 3-D large screen documentary exploring the wreckage of the Titanic.
Telepool took the film for Germany, Buena Vista International (BVI) for the UK, UGC for France and Belga Films for Benelux. Gaga Communications had previously bought the film for Japan.
The movie, footage of which Walden, Cameron and Summit showed at AFM, saw Cameron take a personal journey to the ocean bottom to explore the wreck using revolutionary new cameras developed specifically for the expedition by Sony. Titanic star Bill Paxton was among those who accompanied Cameron on the trip.
The film is the first Walden Media production to be represented by Summit per a recently negotiated agreement. Walden is the new entertainment outfit financed by Philip Anschutz's Anschutz Group and run by former Dimension Films chief Cary Granat with a remit to produce films with educational and multi-media application potential.
Second film in the arrangement is Holes, Andy Davis' film of the bestselling novel starring Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight and Patricia Arquette which is a co-production between Walden and Phoenix Pictures.