THINKFilm has picked upCanadian rights on Everything's Gone Green, the screenwriting debut of Canadian novelist Douglas Coupland to bedirected by Paul Fox for Toronto-based Radke Films and Vancouver-based TrueWest Films.
True West's Elizabeth Yakeproduced Canada-UK coproduction It's All Gone Pete Tong. Chris Nanos will produce for Radke. The $1.47m(C$1.8m) production goes before camera this summer in Vancouver. Internationalsales agreements are pending.
Coupland, whose 1991 debutnovel "Generation X" coined the term and helped define the "slacker" ethos, haswritten a screenplay close to those early themes. The story follows Ryan, alate twenties Vancouver slacker who finds himself working as a reporter covering winners of the provincial lottery for the lottery corporation's ownmagazine.
The film was one of severaltitles to receive production financing from Telefilm Canada, including a newproject from writer-director Srinivas Krishna, whose 1991 debut Masala was widely acclaimed but who hasn't directed afeature since 1996's Lulu.
The new film, A TrystWith Destiny, is a period piecebased on the novel Waiting For The Mahatma and follows two lovers, followers ofGhandi, during the political turmoil of India's independence and partition.Krishna and Sherrie Johnson are producing and Montreal-based Seville Pictureswill distribute in Canada.
Telefilm is also backing twotitles from Western Canada, Mount Pleasant, written and directed by Ross Weber and produced byKimberly Wakefield for L'Etranger Films and to be distributed by THINKFilm; andUnnatural And Accidental, writtenby Marie Clements with Carl Bessai directing and Jason James producing forRaven West Films. Motion Picture Distribution's Odeon Films will distribute.