Oliver Daly will direct the project based on his short film about a teenager’s life-changing encounter with a military robot prototype.
David S. Goyer (pictured) and his Phantom Four Films developed the script with Daly and produces Miles, which Open Road Films will release in the US and the Open Road International unit has funnelled to output partners through its arrangement with FilmNation.
Sony will distribute in Eastern Europe, Canada, Greece, India, Latin America, Scandinavia, Spain, Middle East and Turkey; eOne in the UK and Benelux; Telepool in Germany; Village Roadshow in Australia; Impuls in Switzerland; Ster Kinekor in South Africa; and Lev Films in Israel.
Lakeshore International represents other territories in Cannes next month. Production is set for late summer in anticipation of a 2017 release.
Miles centres on a smalltown teenager who becomes the subject of a huge manhunt when he stumbles upon a military robot prototype.
Joining Goyer on the producer roster are Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi, and Phantom Four’s Kevin Turen.