UGC International has boarded Gillies Mackinnon's The Escapist as worldwide sales agent.

The film, currently in pre-production prior to shooting later this month, tells the story of a man who reinvents himself as a ruthless criminal so that he can get incarcerated in the same prison as the man who killed his wife, in order to seek revenge.

Starring Jonny Lee Miller, whose credits include Trainspotting and Plunkett And Macleane, the film is produced by Sky Pictures. Director Mackinnon's credits include Small Faces and Hideous Kinky.

The Escapist is produced by Jolyon Symonds, and co-produced by Peter MacAleese. The screenplay is written by Nick Perry and Eitan Arrusi.

Delivery is set for winter this year.