Terry Gilliam is set toshoot Tideland, his adaptation of Mitch Cullin's southern gothic novel,for the company, with Jeremy Thomas producing. Financing has come together inthe last few months, with the project re-configured as a UK-Canadianco-production.
The filmmakers hadoriginally aimed to shoot in Texas but principle photography is set to startthis year in Canada. Gabriella Martinelli, who collaborated with Thomas on NakedLunch, is acting as Canadian co-producer. Along with Canadian tax credits,the production will access UK tax funding through Foresight, the Section 48equity fund to which HanWay is affiliated. HanWay said that a major Europeanplayer had taken a bundle of rights but declined to name the company.
"We're trying to make a realTerry Gilliam film, full of his imagination," said Thomas.
HanWay is also launchingsales on DiCillo's Delirious, a new York-set tale of paparazzi andcelebrity with Steve Buscemi and Michael Pitt attached. 21 Grams' RobertSalerno is producing.
The sales company, now underformer Intermedia executive Tim Haslam, has also boarded British footballhooligan flick The Football Factory. Produced by Allan Niblo and JamesRichardson of Vertigo Films, the film has earned strong early reviews in theUK.
Rounding out HanWay's slateare Wim Wenders' previously-announced Don't Come Knocking, which is setto start shooting in July, and Euro animation Back To Gaya, which is togo out on 350 prints in the UK and France through Entertainment andMetropolitan respectively.