Epic Pictures Group is handling international sales at the market on a contemporary adaptation of Black Beauty.

The film is in post-production and stars Luke Perry, Bruce Davison and Sarah Ann Schultz (Soldiers of Fortune).

Daniel Zirilli directs Black Beauty from his screenplay and also produces the time-honoured story of a 15-year-old girl and her summer who spends a summer rehabilitating a rescued horse.

Epic Pictures Group CEO Patrick Ewald and co-founder Shaked Berenson serve as executive producers.

Black Beauty tells a timeless story that transformed the way the people viewed and related to animals,” said Ewald. “We are honoured to be a part of this inspirational project, which both parents and children can enjoy together.”

“Classic stories transcend generations,” said Berenson. “Black Beauty is one of those novels, and we are proud to produce and distribute such a fantastic movie and add it to our growing film collection of family titles.”