Lionsgate has expanded its output deal with the Scandinavian partner on the back of Divergent’s $250m global success.
The deal encompasses a pipeline of Lionsgate and Summit titles including the next two instalments of The Hunger Games franchise (Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2) and the next Divergent entries (Insurgent and Allegiant Parts 1 & 2).
Also included are Now You See Me 2, potential tentpole Gods Of Egypt, currently filming in Australia, and Daniel Espinosa’s crime thriller Child 44, based on the bestselling novel by Tom Rob Smith and produced by Ridley Scott.
“Lionsgate and Summit have enjoyed a tremendous relationship with Nordisk over the years, partnering on nearly 200 films, including the launch of the Twilight, Hunger Games and Divergent franchises,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairs Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman.
“We’re delighted to celebrate the renewal of our output deal with our strongest and most diverse slate ever, and we look forward to expanding our partnership with Nordisk on the production front as well.”
“Lionsgate has emerged as a powerful creative force in the global marketplace, and their slate is loaded with tentpole franchises, strong brands and star-driven event films with breakout commercial potential,” said Nordisk Film general manager of independent films Peter Philipsen.
“We look forward to working with Patrick, Rob, Andrew and the rest of the Lionsgate team to elevate our longstanding partnership to the next level, and we expect Lionsgate’s impressive portfolio of films to have tremendous resonance for our audiences in the years to come.”
Kenneth Wiberg, president Nordisk Film Distribution added, “ This expanded deal with Lionsgate will combined with our strong local product portfolio bring Nordisk Film in a unique market position which will benefit both our companies tremendously in the coming years”.