News from Universe Films, Intandem, Global Screen, Studio 100, Jinga, Stealth, Roar Entertainment and more.
US deal for Run & Jump
Sundance Selects has acquired North American rights from UTA to Run & Jump, Steph Green’s directorial debut sold internationally by Global Screen. The cast features Maxine Peake, Sharon Horgan and Will Forte.
Intandem adopts Dog
Intandem Films has come on board for sales of Martin Kemp’s Top Dog, a gang story currently shooting in London with a cast led by Leo Gregory.
Hansel & Gretel travel for Jinga
Jinga Films has sold Hansel And Gretel & The 4:20 Witch to Adler Entertainment for Italy, Flashstar for Latin America and Thanks & Love for Korea. The cast features Lara Flynn Boyle, Cary Elwes, Molly Quinn and Michael Welch. Previous deals for the film include Peppermint for Germany, Pinnacle for Australia and Tribeca for North America, where the film was released under the title Hansel & Gretel Get Baked.
Buyers spark to Inferno
Hong Kong-based Universe Films has sold the Pang Brothers’ Out of Inferno, a $20m 3D firefighting action film, to TCC for South Korea, Metro Pictures for India and Middle East, Borsalino for Latin American and Atelier D’Images for French-speaking Europe.
Bee flies to Germany
Munich-based Studio 100 has sold stereoscopic 3D project Maya The Bee - Movie to Universum Film for German-speaking territories., Monolith Films for Poland, Karantanija for former Yugoslavia, Intersonic for Solvakia and Czech Repubilc, Shoval for Israel, TMC Film Yapink for Turkey and Shooting Stars for the Middle East. Alexs Stadermann directs.
Jinga gets Tender
Jinga Films has taken on Kate Shenton’s human suspension documentary On Tender Hooks for its extreme label UXB.
Stealth strikes with Fairbrass, Hamson
Stealth Media Group’s genre label Adrenalin has signed a multi-picture joint venture with Craig Fairbrass’ Impact Entertainment and NIck Hamson’s Studio Soho. The venture will focus on genre films for the international market. The first three projects will be Gunned Down, Recon Hell, and Zero Hour.
Centipede gets third part
Archstone Distribution is selling The Human Centipede III here at the AFM. This final episode of Tom Six’s trilogy stars Eric Roberts, Robert LaSardo, Tommy “Tiny” Lister, Bree Olsen, Tom Six, Dieter Laser and Laurence R. Harvey.
Iron Sky gets Director’s Cut release
4Digital Media has picked up UK rights to the director’s cut of Timo Vuorensola’s cult action-comedy Iron Sky from Stealth Media. The ‘dictator’s cut’, which will showcase an additional 20 minutes, will be released in February. The distributor is planning Iron Sky Invasion Week, a series of fan events to mark the release, including a handful of theatrical screenings. The Berlin 2012 debut follows the premise that Nazis set up a secret base on the moon after the Second World War. Hatching a plan to return to power in 2018 the moon Nazis plan a mass invasion of earth.
Ray Burdis crime-drama gets lead
Mark Harris is to lead the cast of writer-director Ray Burdis’ (The Wee Man) crime-drama Booze. Booze, due to shoot early next year, will follow a group of decommissioned soldiers who turn to smuggling on their return to the UK. Harris of Roar Entertainment most recently wrote, directed and starred in Abducted.
Films Distribution adds Girlfriend
Films Distribution has boarded international rights for Francois Ozon’s The New Girlfriend, which is now shooting starring Romain Duris and Anais Demoustier.
Duvall heads to Mexico
Imagina International Sales is handling A Night In Old Mexico, Emilio Aragon’s English-language road movie starring Robert Duvall. Imagina will handle Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.
Mongrel visits Bethlehem, hires Gigolo
Mongrel Media has acquired all Canadian rights to Israel’s foreign-language Oscar submission Bethlehem. Yuval Adler’s thriller won the Venice Days strand at the Venice Film Festival and earned six 2013 Ophir Awards in Israel. The company also acquired all Canadian rights to writer/director John Turturro’s Fading Gigolo starring Turturro with Woody Allen.
WIDE takes on Bajari
WIDE Management has boarded Bajari, a drama set against Spain’s flamenco world. Eva Vila directs.
NA deal for Tulpa
Jinga has sold erotic horror Tulpa to The Collective for distribution in North America via its Bloody Disgusting label. The film has also sold to Ledick Filmhandel for Germany, Njuta for Scandinavia and Thanks & Love for Korea.
Stealth chomps on Choc
Stealth’s genre label Adrenalin has boarded Robert Figueras’ Panzer Chocolate, a horror film with groundbreaking interactive technology.
Miller heads to Mississippi
Sienna Miller has joined the cast of Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden’s Mississippi Grind, which starts shooting in Electric City and Sycamore produce and Panorama handles sales.
Stealth gets Gummy
Stealth Media Group is co-producing and co-financing Gummy Bear 3D The Movie, in association with Oscar Generale Productions and Gummy Bear International.
Mongrel flies Loveship
Mongrel Media has acquired all Canadian rights to Liza Johnson’s Loveship (formerly titled Hateship Loveship). The deal was done with UTA.