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Ian McShane, Patrick Wilson Star In ‘The Man On Carrion Road’

By | Friday February 7, 2014 @ 12:06pm PST
Mike Fleming

Ian McShaneAtlas Independent has set Ian McShane to star with Patrick Wilson in The Man On Carrion Road, which Open Grave’s Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego will direct based on Nils Lyew’s script. McShane will play an aging retired Sheriff of a small border town with violent tendencies. He teams with the town’s new sheriff (Wilson) to stop a mysterious cartel butcher who’s brutalizing the town’s residents. William Green, Aaron Ginsburg, and Andy Horwitz will produce through Atlas Independent, an offshoot of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment. MICA Entertainment is financing with Relativity International selling the picture overseas. Production begins in April in Utah.

McShane just wrapped the Brett Ratner-directed Hercules and will next be seen in the comedy Cuban Fury. Pic comes after the William Monahan-directed Mojave with Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund, also a collaboration between Atlas Independent, MICA Entertainment and Relativity International. McShane is represented by ICM, Independent Talent, Gallant Management and Nelson Davis Wetzstein.

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Berlin: Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego To Direct Horror Pic ‘Sanctuary’ From Atlas Independent

By | Wednesday January 29, 2014 @ 2:13pm PST

berlinaleofficialposterSanctuary will be directed by Apollo 18 helmer Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego and produced by Atlas Independent, the company said today. Written by Ryne Douglas Pearson,  the horror pic follows three documentarians who travel to South America to investigate a town that mysteriously disappeared from the map. The trio is led to the ultimate enigma: an immense concrete structure located in the middle of the missing town, with no entrances or exits. Highland Film Group is handling worldwide sales and will introduce the title next month at EFM in Berlin. It marks the latest tie-up between Atlas Independent and Lopez-Gallego, following December 2013′s Open Grave starring Sharlto Copley and The Man On Carrion Road, which was announced at the last Cannes Film Festival and begins production in April. Atlas Independent is currently in post William Monahan’s Mojave. Read More »

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Cannes: Atlas Independent And Relativity Team For Timothy Olyphant-Starrer ‘The Man On Carrion Road’

LOS ANGELES, CA, MAY 10, 2013 – Atlas Independent, the affiliate company of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment and Relativity International, the newly formed international division of Relativity Media are pleased to announce a two picture deal in which Atlas Independent will produce and Relativity International will co-finance and sell internationally. The first film of the two will be the Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego helmed The Man on Carrion Road. Relativity International, led by President Camela Galano, will commence international sales at Cannes. Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego (Apollo 18) will direct The Man on Carrion Road based on rising screenwriter, Nils Lyew’s, script. Timothy Olyphant is currently attached to star. William Green and Aaron Ginsburg of Atlas Independent will produce. Atlas’ Andy Horwitz will executive produce. Atlas Independent is also currently in post-production on Lopez-Gallego’s feature, Open Grave.

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Oscar Isaac, Jason Clarke Head For ‘Mojave’

By | Tuesday December 4, 2012 @ 3:56pm PST
Mike Fleming

Related: Atlas Independent Steps Up For ‘Mojave’

LOS ANGELES, CA, DECEMBER 4, 2012 – Atlas Independent, the affiliate company of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment, and William Monahan’s Henceforth Pictures have locked acclaimed actors Oscar Isaac (The Bourne Legacy) and Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) to star in the leading roles of Atlas Independent’s fourth production, William Monahan’s original thriller Mojave.

Monahan is directing the feature from his original screenplay and will produce alongside Atlas Independent’s William Green. Atlas’ Andy Horwitz and Henceforth Pictures’ Justine Suzanne Jones will executive produce. The plot is being kept under wraps.

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Sony Seeks ‘Revenge For Jolly!’ With Domestic Acquisition

LOS ANGELES, CA, MAY 25, 2012 – Atlas Independent announced today Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired Revenge for Jolly!, for distribution in the U.S. and Canada. The acquisition marks the first for the newly-formed affiliate company of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment. A unique dark comedy that examines the moral ambiguity of revenge, the film most recently premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. The deal was negotiated by Sony with UTA Independent Film Group.

Directed by Chadd Harbold and written by Brian Petsos, Revenge for Jolly! stars Petsos and Oscar Isaac, with special cameos by Elijah Wood, Adam Brody, Ryan Phillippe, and Kristen Wiig among others. The film follows a man (Petsos) who, with the help of his cousin (Isaac), seeks to avenge the death of his beloved dog, who was killed under confusing and suspicious circumstances. The two men follow a series of clues in an attempt to track down the dog’s murderer, leaving a path of destruction in their wake.

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‘Open Grave’ Adds Five To Cast

By | Wednesday May 2, 2012 @ 11:26am PDT

Sharlto Copley Open GraveThomas Kretschmann, Josie Ho, Joseph Morgan, Erin Richards and Hugo’s Max Wrottesley are joining Sharlto Copley in Open Grave. The haunting thriller sets six individuals waking up together next to a grave of rotting bodies in the middle of nowhere. None of them knows how they got there. Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego, who helmed Apollo 18, is directing. Eddie and Chris Borey wrote the script. Open Grave is set to begin shooting Thursday. William Green and Aaron Ginsburg of Atlas Independent, a division of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment, are producing with Michael Wunderman. It’s being produced in association with 852 films.

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Highland Film Group To Handle International On Atlas Independent’s ‘Revenge For Jolly!’

Dark comedy Revenge For Jolly! premiered at Tribeca earlier this month. It’s produced by Atlas Independent, the division of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment that’s headed by William Green. Highland Film Group is now on board to handle international sales on the film about a guy who goes on a hunt for the person who killed his beloved Miniature Pinscher. Chadd Harbold makes his feature directing debut while Brian Petsos, in his screenwriting debut, stars. He’s joined by Oscar Isaac – who’ll next be seen in the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis – and a group of actors that includes Elijah Wood, Adam Brody, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillippe, Gillian Jacobs, Bobby Moynihan, Garret Dillahunt, Kevin Corrigan, David Rasche and Jayne Atkinson. Green produced along with Aaron Ginsburg and Petsos. Atlas Independent is on track to produce three pics per year with such other upcoming titles as Sacha Bennett’s Get Lucky in post-production and Apollo 18 director Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego’s Open Grave starting principal photography on May 4. William Monahan’s Mojave is also due to start filming later this year.

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