Focus Features International has virtually sold out the world on Kevin Macdonald’s upcoming Roman Britain epic Eagle Of The Ninth, which is set to begin shooting later this summer with Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell.
Rights have gone to: the UK (Universal Pictures International); France (Metropolitan); Germany (Telemunchen); Italy (Bim); Scandinavia (Nordisk); Benelux (RCV); South Korea: (Ssamzie); Greece (Odeon); Israel (Shani); Portugal (Castello Lopes); and the Middle East (Italia).
Deals also closed in: India (PVR); Indonesia (Queen); Singapore (Shaw); Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania
(Prorom); the Czech Republic (Hollywood Classics); former Yugoslavia (Discovery); and Poland (Monolith).
President of sales and distribution Alison Thompson said she was also in the process of closing deals with SouthAfrica, Thailand, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Turkey. Focus holds North American rights.
Jeremy Brock adapted the screenplay from Rosemary Sutcliff’s novel of the same name and previously collaborated with Macdonald on The Last King Of Scotland.
Duncan Kenworthy is producing and Focus’ senior vice-president of European production Teresa Moneo, who brought the project to the company, is supervising production.