Constantin Film announced today that they have acquired film rights to Neal Shusterman’s science fiction novel Unwind. First published in 2007, the bestselling young-adult book takes place in a dystopian future after the Second Civil War. In this harsh new world, teenagers’ parents can decide if they want their children’s organs transplanted into different donors at Harvest Camps — a process known as being “unwound.” Constantin Film co-president Robert Kulzer, who brought the project to the company, will serve as producer on the film adaptation. Marc Benardout, Catherine Kimmel and Julian Stone will also produce, as will Charlotte Stoudt for Stay Whole Productions. Martin Moszkowicz will executive produce. Shusterman, who also writes screenplays for movies and TV shows such as Animorphs and Goosebumps, is repped by APA and Underground.
Summit Co-Founder David Garrett And Constantin Film Introduce Joint Venture: Mister Smith Entertainment
LONDON/MUNICH – May 1st, 2012 – David Garrett, co-founder of Summit Entertainment, and former President of Summit International, announced today that he is launching a new company, Mister Smith Entertainment, at the upcoming 2012 Cannes Film Market. Mister Smith Entertainment is a joint venture between Garrett and Constantin Film, which is also providing funding capital for the international licensing and distribution organization. CEO Garrett reunites with former Summit executive Ralpho Borgos who joins as Executive Vice President, International Licensing and Distribution. Annasivia Britt rounds out the new team as Vice President, Marketing and Publicity. The company will operate out of London.