Producer Brian Oliver’s New Republic Pictures (NRP) has signed Michael Fassbender and Conor McCaughan’s DMC Film to a first look feature production deal.
Fassbender and McCaughan are joined in the partnership with NRP by producers Daniel Emmerson and Theo Barrowclough.
DMC’s productions have included Slow West, Macbeth and, with New Regency and Fox, Assassin’s Creed. The company’s upcoming projects include Calm With Horses, co-produced with Element Pictures, Joe Murtagh’s Dreadful Ned, novel adaptation The Lesser Bohemians and Hayley Squires’ Gentle In The Bones.
NRP is preparing for the release in May of Rocketman, its Elton John biopic co-financed with Texit Films, Starlings Entertainment and Paramount Pictures.
Commenting on the new first look deal, Oliver and NRP vice president of production and acquisition Angus Sutherland said: “We are thrilled to be in business with Michael, Conor and DMC Film. At NRP we strive to align ourselves with partners who are looking to broaden their influence on the industry in innovative ways. DMC Film embodies this fully and continues to produce dynamic and compelling projects for audiences across the globe. We look forward to this next chapter together.”
Fassbender added: “At DMC, we work on ambitious and authored projects with bold and original filmmakers. It’s so exciting to have found the ideal US partners in Brian, Angus and their formidable team at New Republic. We believe this new partnership will allow us to develop our ethos together and help our projects reach a truly global audience.”