Anchor Bay Entertainment, the UK home entertainment arm of US distributor Anchor Bay, has signed a four film co-production agreement with Jonathan Sothcott’s Richwater Films.

The two companies will develop, finance and produce a minimum of four feature films per year, starting with thriller We Still Kill The Old Way. Anchor Bay Entertainment will retain UK distribution rights.

Co-written by Gary Lawrence and Green Street Hooligans’ writer Dougie Brimson, the feature revolves around a group of ageing London gangsters on a vigilante killing spree after one of their number is murdered by a street gang.

The deal is not exclusive for Richwater, which will shortly begin filming gangster epic Top Dog for Universal Pictures UK.

Anchor Bay UK’s director of acquisitions, Rod Smith, said: “I am very proud and excited to announce this new partnership with Richwater Films and an exciting new chapter in Anchor Bay UK’s growth and development.

“Jonathan Sothcott’s Richwater Films and Anchor Bay share the same passion, aspirations and drive to create some of the most exciting, relevant, talked about and commercially successful British independent films for many years.

“I am very excited about our first project, We Still Kill The Old Way, and look forward to announcing further titles in due course.”