In an announcement purchase, Saban Films has acquired rights to North America – together with Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, France, South Africa and Scandinavia – on Bruce Willis starrer “Soul Murderer.”
Directed by Jesse Atlas, the revenge thriller additionally stars Nomzamo Mbatha (“Coming 2 America”) and Barry Jay Minoff (“Publicity”). Atlas wrote “Soul Murderer” together with Aaron Wolfe, primarily based on their brief movie, “Let Them Die Like Lovers.” Jeff Elliott (“Beast of Burden,” “Untogether,” “The Poison Rose”) produced; 120dB Movies co-financed the movie with Elliott’s Brickell & Broadbridge.
Set to launch in 2022, “Soul Murderer” just lately wrapped principal pictures. It activates a former black-ops soldier who takes the place of a person who died as a part of an experimental army program, with a view to discover out who killed him.
Saban Movies have boarded a number of Willis motion pictures of late resembling Chuck Russell’s just lately introduced “Paradise Metropolis,” Jared Cohn’s “Reactor,” and the just lately launched “Cosmic Sin” and the “Breach.”
“We love working with Bruce and are notably excited for ‘Soul Murderer,’” mentioned Saban Movies’ president Invoice Bromiley.
“Jesse’s ‘Let Them Die Like Lovers’ was such a high-concept, character-driven thriller and we will’t look ahead to audiences to see this revenge story,” he added.
Bromiley negotiated the deal for Saban with Brickell & Broadbridge on behalf of the producers. Brickell & Broadbridge, which just lately co-financed and produced Saban Movie’s “The Vanished,” is dealing with worldwide gross sales.
Saban Movies has purchased motion pictures for North America and the U.Okay. after partnering in September with the Altitude Media Group throughout the U.Okay. and Eire.
“The Soul Murderer” acquisition for half the most important movie markets on the planet takes the U.S. firm into one other league, nevertheless.
Rolling off current offers with distribution companions throughout quite a few territories together with Austria, France, Germany, Scandinavia and Spain, Saban Movies’ new scale will enable it to compete higher for titles with platforms, providing a theatrical opening which many studio streamers don’t present.
Saban’s hits have run the gamut of theatrical motion pictures resembling “The Homesman,” starring Hilary Swank; August’s digital hit “The Silencing,” a thriller with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; and Fathom Occasions’ resembling “3 From Hell,” from Rob Zombie, and Kevin Smith’s “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.”
Latest theatrical triumphs soak up horror reboot “Incorrect Flip,” produced by Constantin and starring Charlotte Vega and Matthew Modine which opened in U.S. theaters on Jan. 26, grossing $1.25 million regardless of COVID-19.
Saban Movies continued to launch movies theatrically through the pandemic, larger bows together with Ian Nelms and Eshom Nelms’ “Fatman” with Mel Gibson in October 2020 and Brad Furman’s “Metropolis of Lies,” starring Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker, which opened in March 2021.
The corporate’s upcoming slate additionally consists of: Todd Randall’s “Beneath the Stadium Lights,” starring Laurence Fishburne and Milo Gibson, and Joel David Moore’s horror thriller “Conceal and Search,” headed by Jonathan Rhys Meyers.