Carnaby to be world sales agent on action-comedy from the director of Con Air and Expendables 2.
London-based Carnaby Sales & Distribution has partnered with Simon West Productions as worldwide sales agent on action-comedy Salty,which is set to begin principal photography in Thailand from Q4 2015.
Directed by Simon West (Con Air, Expendables 2), the film follows a reformed sex-addict muso who is persuaded to take a holiday in Thailand by his wife, a former supermodel. Things take a turn for the worse when she’s kidnapped by Thai pirates raising money to buy a new boat.
Mark Haskell Smith’s original script, adapted from his novel of the same name, has been reworked by West and comedy writer Toby Davies (That Mitchell and Webb Look).
The sales agreement was struck by Carnaby joint CEOs Sean O’Kelly and Andrew Loveday, together with West, Harry Stourton and Jib Polhemus of Simon West Productions.
Pre-sale negotiations have begun and “secured with top tier theatrical distributors in several major territories, soon to be announced,” according to Carnaby.
Described by West as ‘The Hangover meets Get Him To The Greek’, negotiations are also being finalised “with an all-star A-list cast”.
Screen reported last year on how the production partnered with equity crowdfunding platform, SyndicateRoom, to offer retail investors the chance to own a stake in the film.
West described the film as “a wonderful mixture of comedy, action and exotic locations”.
“I am going to shoot this film in a style that will exude energy, fun and glamour,” he added. “I intend to shoot elaborate and exciting action sequences very much in the vein of my previous films and like those projects I intend to cast the movie with the best acting talent out there.”