EXCLUSIVE: Icon Film Distribution (IFD) has signed a deal with UK sales and distribution company Park Circus to represent the IFD library for UK theatrical release.
The IFD library comprises more than 200 titles including Mel Gibson’s The Passion Of The Christ, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive, John Hillcoat’s The Road, John Carney’s Once, Emilio Estevez’s The Way, and Tom Ford’s A Single Man.
Park Circus specialises in putting classic films back on the big screen and represents more than 20,000 titles from major studios and independent rights owners. This summer, it will handle the international re-release of Some Like It Hot, The Lady From Shanghai, The Deer Hunter and To Catch A Thief.
IFD, which re-launched last September backed by New Sparta, recently released animated feature Postman Pat: The Movie, which has generated nearly £3m ($5m) at the UK box office after three weeks on release.
The independent distributor has also secured a number of new titles for UK release including JC Chandor’s A Most Violent Year starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain; Equals, directed by Drake Doremus and starring Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart; The Legend Of Barney Thomson, directed by and starring Robert Carlyle with Ray Winstone and Emma Thompson; It Follows, directed by David Robert Mitchell and starring Maika Monroe; Kill The Trumpet Player, directed by and starring Don Cheadle and Ewan McGregor; The Last Five Years, directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Anna Kendrick; and The Babadook, directed by Jennifer Kent and starring Essie Davis.
IFD’s next release will be Jim Mickle’s thriller Cold In July on June 27, starring Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Don Johnson (Django Unchained) and Sam Shepard (Mud). The film premiered last month in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes and will first screen in the UK at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on Friday (June 20).
Adam Wingard thriller The Guest starring Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) and Maika Monroe (It Follows) is set for release on Sept 5.
IFD is led by CEO Ian Dawson and Norman Humphrey as Executive Chairman and Chief Operating Officer.