EXCLUSIVE: IMAX-shot disaster movie has sold to multiple territories.
Central Partnership has been racking up sales on its $21mn IMAX-shot disaster movie The Crew. The film has sold to France (Purple Pictures), Turkey (ATV), Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia (Suraya), Baltic States (Garsu).
The Crew was released in April in Russia and CIS and has been doing blockbuster business. It is now set to begin its international roll-out.
The Crew is produced by Leonid Vereschagin, Anton Zlatopolsky and Nikita Mikhalkov
Nikolay Lebedev directed the film based on the cult Soviet 1979 movie Air Crew, an eastern bloc variation on the American “Airport” movies of the 1970s.
Another next major Central Partnership production, Furious, is also provoking very strong interest among buyers.
The historical action drama tells the story of the seventeen warriors who fought against an army of thousands for the sake of their loved ones, their people and their country.
The film is still in production, but has already been pre-sold to South Korea (World Cinema), France (Purple Pictures) and Germany, Benelux, Switzerland, Austria (Splendid).
Furious is produced by Dzhanik Faysiev Pavel Stepanov and Rafael Minasbekyan, Ivan Shuhovetsky is directing.
During the Cannes Marché, Central Partnership will screen The Crew and will also be showing early footage of Furious.