EXCLUSIVE: The Works takes UK, new US deal cooking for Celluloid’s Kurt Russell western.
The Works has picked up UK distribution rights to Celluloid Dreams’ Kurt Russell western Bone Tomahawk on the first day of the AFM.
Negotiations are in an advanced stage between CAA and US distributor Image Entertainment for a new North American rights deal.
The UK deal was brokered between The Works’ Laurence Gornall and Celluloid’s Hengameh Panahi.
Novelist S Craig Zahler’s feature debut, due to shoot in April 2014, relates the story of a sheriff, a gunslinger, an old man and a cowboy who saddle up to rescue a group of captives from a tribe of cannibalistic cave dwellers.
Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller will produce through Caliber Media Co. Richard Jenkins and Jennifer Carpenter are also attached.
Previously announced pre-sales include Wild Side for France, Transmission for Australia, Constantin for Germany, Luxor for Russia, Shaw for Singapore, IPA for Thailand and Prime for Middle East.
Celluloid’s AFM slate also includes Daniele Luchetti’s Toronto drama Those Happy Years - which recently sold to Imovision for Brazil and CDI for Argentina - US comedy-horror All Cheerleaders Die, and thriller These Final Hours, which is garnering strong interest from top European festivals.
Takashi Miike’s Over Your Dead Body is in post-production.
After a brief collaboration with Umedia, Celluloid Dreams and Celluloid Nightmares are once again a single entity under Panahi’s stewardship.
Former Miramax executive Elizabeth Dreyer joined the company as vp sales and acquisitions in July.