Overseas Filmgroup has struck a multi-picture deal to handle sales on films from Four Horsemen Films, the UK genre label which recently struck a deal for European distribution with Buena Vista.
The first titles in the deal include Octane, starring Madeleine Stowe, Norman Reedus, Bijou Philips, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Mischa Barton. Directed by Long Time Dead's Marcus Adams, the teen thriller starts shooting next month in Luxembourg. Overseas, the international distribution division of First Look Media, will handle world sales outside Europe.
Four Horsemen was launched this year as a stable for genre films from UK tax financier and producer Random Harvest. Best known for backing BBC Films's Born Romantic, Random Harvest has raised $10 million to date in private equity through UK tax incentives.
Tim Smith, joint managing director of Random Harvest, said that Overseas' strength was their "understanding of genre material and the youth market as well as their sales expertise in all territories".
Also included in the deal are thriller LD 50, to be directed by Simon De Selva from a script by Matthew McGuchan, and spoof horror Dead Meat, written by James Handel. Both are in pre-production.
"We welcome buyers from all territories to discuss this wealth of commercially driven films aimed at the core cinema going audience," said First Look co-chairman Robbie Little.