Summit Entertainment has picked up two major studio projects for international distribution at AFM - Insomnia, a remake of the Norwegian thriller which Al Pacino is circling for director Christopher Nolan, is to be distributed domestically by Warner Bros, while Servicing Sara, a comedy starring Matthew Perry and Elizabeth Hurley, is a Mandalay Pictures production to be distributed domestically by Paramount Pictures.

Insomnia came to Summit through Alcon Entertainment, the Warner-based production and financing outfit run by Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, which recently boarded the project. Summit had previously sold international rights on Alcon's Hilary Swank-starrer Affair Of The Necklace.

Insomnia, which is produced by Alcon, Witt-Thomas Films and Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney's Warner-based Section 8 Entertainment, also reunites Nolan, the British film-maker riding high on the success of his second feature Memento, with Summit, which sold Memento.

Hillary Seitz adapted the script from the original which was written by director Erik Skojdbjaerg. Pacino would play a detective with insomnia trying to track down the murderer of a teenage girl in Alaska, which would replace the original Norwegian setting.

Harrison Ford was at once attached to the project which Pacino could make once he finishes the currently-shooting People I Know in which he plays a New York publicist for director Dan Algrant and co-starring Kim Basinger and Tea Leoni. Pacino has also been linked to Patrice Chereau's Betsy And The Emperor in which he would play Napoleon.

Meanwhile Summit will handle sales of Servicing Sara outside the Mandalay output deal territories which it services on behalf of Mandalay. Those output territories are Japan, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Australia and Greece.

Dan Halsted's Illusion Entertainment Group is producing the comedy directed by Reginald Hudlin (Boomerang) in which Perry plays a process server who embarks on a road trip with a female client (Hurley) to find her husband in Texas so that they can serve divorce papers on him. Bruce Campbell, Vincent Pastore and Cedric The Entertainer (The Original Kings Of Comedy) also star.

Servicing Sarah
is being financed by German film fund KC Medien and financiers CineArtists Entertainment, which has an ongoing partnership with Mandalay encompassing Enemy At The Gates and The Score among others.