German producer-distributor Senator Film has consolidated its close working relationship with The Weinstein Company (TWC) by acquiring another four titles from the US independent during last week's Cannes festival.
The quartet of acquisitions are headed by Michael Moore's 'out of competition' film Sicko and include Rian Johnson's romantic comedy The Brothers Bloom, starring Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Weisz, which is currently in postproduction; the project Michael Moore's Uprising; and Rob Zombie's updated remake of Halloween, based on the original screenplay by John Carpenter and Debra Hill.
In addition, Senator picked up directorial duo Xavier Palud and Davis Moreau's US remake of the Asian hit horror thriller The Eye from Lionsgate. Sin City's Jessica Alba is starring in the lead of this film which is now at the stage of post-production.
Last month, Senator announced that films by such partners as MGM and TWC would pass through its new distribution subsidiary Central Film Verleih. TWC titles previously confirmed for release by Central had included Clerks II, School For Scoundrels and Shut Up And Sing.