EXCLUSIVE: Robot & Frank to screen for EFM buyers on Sunday and Monday.
Exclusive Media has acquired all taken international rights in all media to Jake Schreier’s Sundance hit Robot & Frank.
Frank Langella stars as a retired jewel thief who gets a caretaker robot.
The Park Pictures Features production has been acquired by Exclusive Media for territories including Germany, France, Japan, Benelux, Italy, Spain, South Korea, Switzerland, Greece, Iceland, Portugal, Turkey, Israel, Middle East, China, Hong Kong, India and Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand.
Exclusive Media, President of International Sales and Distribution, Alex Walton negotiated the deal with the filmmakers.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has rights in Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, Russia as previously announced and Momentum Pictures has acquired UK and Ireland. SPWA and Samuel Goldwyn Films jointly acquired North America.
The film will screen at EFM on Sunday and Monday.
Walton said: “Beyond the amazing performances this is a film that completely connects with its audience. It’s the ultimate crowd pleaser with a huge word of mouth following already. It started at a blustery Sundance but is snowballing from there to Paris, Rome, Berlin and beyond.”
Also, Exclusive will start sales here at EFM on The Quiet Ones, the next production from Exclusive sister company Hammer Films.
Hammer’s latest production was current US box-office hit The Woman In Black.
John Pogue (Quarantine 2) will write and direct and James Gay-Rees (Senna) will produce. Inspired by true events, the story is about a professor encouraging his students to create a poltergeist.
Exclusive Media’s President of Worldwide Production & Acquisitions, Tobin Armbrust, will oversee production alongside Director of Development, Shira Rockowitz. Nancy Nayor has started casting on the film, which will start shooting in May in South Africa.
Pogue said: “The Quiet Ones will take its audience on a thrilling ride of jumps, scares and eerie tingles which combined with set-pieces of unbearable tension will propel them through the shadowy chambers that imprison the tortured mind. It’s a dark and claustrophobic picture which will portray how human desire can become trapped in an insidious world of its own creation and how you should always.be careful what you wish for.”
Simon Oakes, President & CEO of Hammer and Vice Chairman of Exclusive Media said: “We can’t wait to showcase The Quiet Ones at EFM. It’s an incredibly chilling and sinister picture that we are proud to be a part of.”
Exclusive’s slate also includes Can A Song Save Your Life? and End of Watch.