Gary Hamilton’s Arclight Films has boarded international rights to William Tell: The Legend to be produced by Alison Semenza and Todd Moyer’s fledgling Flagship Films.
Jim Caveziel and Til Schweiger will star in the action-oriented treatment of the Swiss legend about Tell, who sparked the Austrian uprising that led to the formation of Switzerland after he was ordered to shoot an apple off his son’s head for defying a local Hapsburg ruler.
Nick Hurran will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Scott Reynolds and principal photography is scheduled to begin on September 1 in Romania.
Schweiger’s Barefoot will serve as German co-producer on the project alongside Romania’s Castel Studio. Hamilton will serve as executive producer.
Arclight also announced it is teaming up with Australia’s Limelight International on the 3D shark adventure Bait, about shoppers in a coastal town who are trapped in a supermarket with an armed maniac and a pack of tiger sharks following a tsunami.
Arclight is handling international sales and production is set to get underway later this year in Australia’s Gold Coast.
Russell Mulcahy wrote and will direct and Hamilton is serving as producer alongside Limelight’s Dale Bradley. Limelight’s Richard Stewart and Grant Bradley are executive producers with Arclight production chief Mike Gabrawy.