Intermedia has added Jeroen Krabbe's new picture The Discovery Of Heaven to its already expanding London and MIFED line-up.
The picture is only the second as director by Krabbe, who scored highly with Left Luggage (Twee Koffers Vol). A supernatural drama, Heaven stars Gillian Barge, Timothy Bateson, Nicholas Farrell and Emma Fielding. Stephen Fry, Diana Quick, Greg Wise and Krabbe himself also make appearances. The English-language picture was adapted by Harry Mulisch and Edwin De Vries from Mulisch's novel of the same name and is produced by Netherlands-based Mulholland Pictures. Delivery is scheduled for the second quarter of next year.
Taking Intermedia's slate of new titles to seven are horror thriller Resident Evil, to be directed by Paul Anderson, and Slap Her She's French, to be directed by Evan Dunsky from a script by Alan Ball. Both films are financed by Germany's Constantin Film. Intermedia will represent the pair outside German-speaking Europe and the US.
Last week Intermedia tied up with Good Machine International (GMI) to jointly purchase international rights to Spike Jonze's Adaptation which is now expected to star Meryl Streep alongside an already confirmed Nicolas Cage. It also boarded K-PAX, a comedy to star Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges.
According to a statement Intermedia now expects its new slate to earn it pre-sales revenues in excess of $230m, the turnover figure for 2001 that it announced when it floated on the German stock market in May this year. Intermedia insiders said the figure was probably "conservative."
Casting additions look set to improve its prospects. Liam Neeson is in discussions to join Harrison Ford in submarine drama K-19 - The Widowmaker, while Jean Reno is believed to be on the point of signing to join Michael Caine and Brendan Fraser in Graham Greene adaptation The Quiet American.