GKIDS has picked up North American rights to Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet and plans to release in summer.

Salma Hayek-Pinault produced and spearheaded the project based on the Lebanese author’s book.
The voice cast includes Liam Neeson Salma Hayek-Pinault, Quvenzhané Wallis, John Krasinski, Frank Langella and Alfred Molina. The film premiered in Cannes.

GKIDS brokered the deal with CAA on behalf of the film-makers.

  • Open Road Films has acquired all US rights to the animated family film Blazing Samurai loosely based on Blazing Saddles and will release on April 14, 2017. GFM Films is handling international sales and provides production funding.
  • Cinedigm has signed a 12-film deal with The Asylum to release four high-concept titles a year from the Sharknado franchise producers.