UK-based financing and sales company Intandem took an equity stake in 2007 in Los Angeles-based Radical, which is aligned with Singapore's production company Imaginary Friends Studio. Intandem has been appointed as Radical's exclusive sales company and executive producer.
Radical Publishing, headed by Barry Levine, has built a library of about 50 intellectual properties, and films are being planned for Hercules (described as '300 meets Braveheart'), Caliber (with John Woo attached to direct and Barry Levine and Johnny Depp producing), Aladdin (compared to a darker Pirates Of the Caribbean), and Khrome (from 30 Days Of Night veteran Steve Niles).
Gary Smith, Intandem Films' chairman, said: 'The Radical-Intandem relationship has created one of the hottest media collaborations in the market. Investors can expect to benefit from the income generated from a substantial product line of genre-led films, graphic novels, toys and video games. We are dealing in a multi-billion dollar industry and the success of comic book-backed films such as Sin City, 300 and 30 Days of Night is a clear illustration of consumer demand for this genre of feature films.'
After Levine's recent meetings in Singapore, Radical's has started raising funds for its new $10m Anime Project Fund.