Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films will produce and finance the action thriller Bus 757 from a script by Stephen Sepher, who’ll produce with Randall Emmett, George Furla, Alexander Tabrizi and Stephen Sepher. The $15 million pic will shoot next year. A Las Vegas card dealer puts a crew together to rob a bank and hijack a city bus as collateral. Brandon Grimes, Daniel Grodnik and Beth Holden-Garland are exec producers and Tim Sullivan is co-producer. EFOF has the Peter Berg-directed Lone Survivor launching in Oscar season, and will soon start production on Martin Scorsese’s Silence, The Last Witch Hunter with Vin Diesel and Hasbro’s Monopoly, based on the iconic board game.
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EXCLUSIVE: Corsan NV has made a deal with financier/producer Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films that will see Corsan invest $125 million in EFO slate films that include the Martin Scorsese-directed Silence, the Bruce Willis-starrer Expiration, the Vin Diesel-starrer The Last Witch Hunter, Scorsese’s The Irishman and the Baltasar Kormakur-directed Everest.
The funding alliance was made by Randall Emmett and George Furla with Corsan NV CEO Paul Breuls. The first film is Everest, which starts production in November and which is being produced by Working Title and released domestically by Universal. The film will star Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Corsan president of International Sales Pascal Borno and Alain Gillissen have begun selling international territories here at Toronto on Expiration, which begins production January with Willis starring. Next to go into production will be Last Witch Hunter, with Breck Eisner directing Diesel and Lionsgate releasing. Production will begin in March.