Ashok Amritraj’s company came home from AFM with a raft of sales for the features Life Of Crime, The Fall Guy and Christ The Lord. Hyde Park International closed deals for Daniel Schecter’s Jennifer Aniston starrer Life of Crime in territories including the UK (Artificial Eye), Canada (VVS), Germany (Constantin). Sales for McG’s actioner The Fall Guy, starring Dwayne Johnson and based on the ’80s TV series, included StudioCanal for the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand. And Cyrus Nowrasteh’s Christ the Lord, based on the Anne Rice novel about Jesus’ early years, sold to Germany (Tele-Munchen), Latin America (Swen), Middle East (Gulf Film) and elsewhere. Hyde Park also closed deals for the pics in other territories.
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Hong Kong director Kirk Wong is coming out of retirement to direct martial arts actioner Six, his first feature in over 10 years. Producers have just greenlighted the picture with a November start eyed in China and Louisiana. An actor and director, Wong helmed 1998 action comedy The Big Hit starring Mark Wahlberg and exec produced by John Woo. He also directed the 1996 Jackie Chan thriller Crime Story. The Six script, by Hero‘s Li Feng, Beyond The Mat‘s Eric Martinez and Doug Brode, follows a mad scientist who fuses human and animal genes to create fierce fighters. A group of five must join together when another of their kind sets out to hunt them down and harness their powers. The project also has elements of romance and Manga. Cast will be a mix of Hollywood and Asian talent. China’s OK101 Ltd, Fantawild Film Industry Investment, Asia Entertainment Media and National Film Capital are co-producing with Hyde Park International executive producing and handling worldwide sales, excluding Greater China.
Hyde Park International closed deals at the Cannes Film Festival on Midnight Sun and the Untitled Elmore Leonard Project starring Jennifer Aniston and Dennis Quaid.
Ashok Amritraj’s company sold the Italian rights to Midnight Sun to Medusa. The Canadian rights to Midnight Sun were purchased by Alliance, Pa-dora purchased the Eastern Europe rights and Lumix picked up the South Korean rights. The Aniston/Quaid film, based on Elmore Leonard’s The Switch was sold to Arum in Spain. Top Film took the Russian territories rights to the crime flick while Italia bought multiple territories, all of Eastern Europe with Pa-Dora, and Latin America was picked up by Swen.
Hyde Park sold the film Adult World, starring John Cusack and Emma Roberts, to multiple territories. The company also sold Sunlight Jr., with Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon, to multiple territories. Hyde Park International announced today that in addition to individual movies in individual territories, the company closed sales on all of their titles in Portugal, the Middle East, Turkey, Latin America and South Asia.