Summit International has reported a strong response to its market slate, virtually selling out the world on the Sam Worthington thriller Man On A Ledge and 3D adventure The Three Musketeers.
The company has also enjoyed a roaring trade on J A Bayona’s Thai tsunami drama The Impossible and Vendome Pictures and Mark Gordon’s sci-fi thriller Source Code.
Step Up 4Ever 3D is expected to sell out soon on the back of Step Up 3D’s $120m international box office.
Man On A Ledge started production for Summit and Lorenzo di Bonaventura in New York City last weekend and Summit has licensed rights to Australia (Hoyts), Spain (Aurum), Greece (Odeon), Benelux (Belga), Middle East (Jaguar), Turkey (FIDA) and Israel (United King). Summit Entertainment will release wide in 2012.
Buyers watched footage of The Three Musketeers, which Paul W S Anderson is currently shooting in Germany in 3D using the PACE system. “This has been phenomenal for us,” Summit president and co-chairman Patrick Wachsberger said. “It has all sold out.”
Deals close in France (TF1) Italy (Rai 01), Scandinavia (Svensk) and Canada (Alliance). Summit Entertainment will release in the US on October 14, 2011. Wachsberger also said Pony Canyon had acquired Japanese rights to Doug Liman’s thriller Fair Game.
Wachsberger added that production on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2 is about to commence at a secret location in Brazil, while Bayona’s The Impossible starring Naomi Watts is now shooting in Phuket in Thailand and will be ready for delivery in November 2011.
Source Code starring Jake Gyllenhaal is in the vein of Inception and will screen to buyers in Berlin. Summit will release in North America on April 15, 2011. Thriller The Cold Light Of Day starring Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis, Veronica Echegui and Sigourney Weaver is scheduled to wrap production at the end of the month and Summit is eyeing an October 2011 domestic release.