Image Entertainment has acquired all US rights to the $30m Dean Koontz adaptation directed by Stephen Sommers and will release in first quarter 2014. Separately, Oscilloscope has picked up US rights to Our Day Will Come.
Producers Odd Thomas John Baldecchi, Howard Kaplan and Sommers introduced the project at AFM 2011 through international sales agent Kathy Morgan.
Anton Yelchin, Willem Dafoe and Addison Timlin star in Sommers’ adaptation of the first in a seven-book series about a clairvoyant short-order cook who finds himself at the centre of a war between light and dark.
“Director Stephen Sommers’s spectacular style and extraordinary vision translates so well to the big screen for this material,” said Image chief acquisitions officer Bill Bromiley. “We are proud to distribute the film and introduce the magical world of Odd Thomas to a wider audience.”
Bromiley, Mark Ward and Jess De Leo negotiated the deal on behalf of Image with Paul Hudson for the filmmakers.
- Our Day Will Come marks the feature directorial debut of Romain Gavras and stars Vincent Cassel and Olivier Barthélémy. The film about outcast redheads who set off on a pilgrimage to Ireland premiered in Toronto and O-Scope has set a digital release for October 22.