Foresight Unlimited has announced during the Cannes virtual market it has closed the bulk of international sales on Nicolas Cage genre feature Willy’s Wonderland.
Rights have gone in the UK (Signature Entertainment), Germany and Benelux (Splendid), Australia (Madman), Latin America (CDC), CIS (Central Partnership), Canada (VVS), Italy (Eagle Pictures), Scandinavia (SF Studios), and Middle East (Salim Ramia).
Deals also closed in Portugal (Nos Lusomundo), Poland (M2), Hong Kong (Pegasus), Taiwan (MovieCloud), Thailand (Sahamongkol), Philippines (Pioneer), Vietnam (Rapture Lions), India and Singapore (Viswass), Bulgaria and former Yugoslavia (Fifth Element/Blitz), Iceland (Myndform), and pan-Asia pay-TV (Fox-Disney).
Cage stars alongside Emily Tosta, Beth Grant, Ric Reitz and Chris Warner in the story of The Janitor (Cage), an out-of-towner trapped for a night inside an amusement park with evil animatronic creations.
Kevin Lewis directed from a screenplay by G.O. Parsons
“Certainly, part of the reason Willy’s Wonderland is selling so well, is the spike in demand for mid-range genre thriller titles with a name actor attached,” said Foresight chairman Mark Damon. “But particularly since this film has the makings to become a cult classic, and after showing buyers footage, they are believers as well.”
Landafar Entertainment, JD Entertainment, Saturn Films, Screen Media Ventures and Landmark Studio Group produced the film in association with Baffin Media Limited with the support of Great Point Media.
Landmark CEO David Ozer, Grant Cramer, and Jeremy Davis are producing along with Cage and Mike Nilon.
Damon, Screen Media Ventures president David Fannon and SVP of global acquisitions and co-productions Seth Needle are executive producers.