Lantica Media has completed principal photography and the first stage of editing on the action-comedy in the Dominican Republic.
Pantelion Films handles international distribution on the story about two robbers who assemble a band of people to steal back their land grants from a businesswoman.
Joe Menéndez directs. Mexican actors Fernando Colunga, Eduardo Yañez, Cristina Rodlo and Jessica Lindsey star with Dominican actors Frank Perozo, Evelyna Rodríguez and Nashla Bogaert.
Alfonso Rodríguez produces for Lantica Pictures with Jim McNamara and Ben Odell from Panamax. Antonio Gennari and Paul Presburger serve as executive producers.
Ladrones prequel Ladrón Que Roba a Ladrón came out in 2007 via Lionsgate, scoring what was at the time the highest opening weekend gross for a Spanish-language film in the US.
“This second project marks the strengthening of our partnership with Pantelion Films, which guarantees Dominican content and film-makers a unique opportunity to successfully reach global audiences through our partners unique market positioning in the US and LatAm,” said Lantica Media CEO Antonio Gennari.
“This represents a great achievement for the Dominican film industry and strengthens its sustainability and competitiveness in the long term.”
Pantelion chairman James McNamara added, “We couldn’t be more pleased with our expanding relationship with Lantica Media. Since launching Pantelion, we wanted to produce a sequel to Lionsgate’s Ladron Que Roba a Ladron.
“Shooting in the Dominican Republic under our deal with Lantica Media has allowed us to make a bigger, more action-packed movie than the first Ladrón, with a huge international cast. We have high hopes for this movie.”