In an increasingly aggressive UK distribution sector, Metrodome Distribution has finalised its acquisition of Eye Of The Beholder and Pathe Distribution has picked up Memento, Christopher Nolan's follow-up to the acclaimed Following.
Metrodome, which recently secured a $15m acquisition, fund through a joint venture with UK financier Future Film Group, picked up Beholder from US-based Behaviour Worldwide. The $18m thriller stars Ewan McGregor and Ashley Judd.
Pathe acquired Memento from the US' Summit Entertainment. The thriller, about a man who loses his short-term memory, stars Carrie-Anne Moss and Guy Pearce.
Other recent UK deals saw Metrodome taking The Body, starring Antonio Banderas, through its Future Film Group venture. Redbus Film Distribution has picked up a raft of titles - including The Gift with Keanu Reeves and Play It To The Bone - along with striking an output deal with BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC.