Emmett/Furla Settles ‘Motor City’ Dispute With Financier Row 1

By | Tuesday April 9, 2013 @ 1:24pm PDT
Mike Fleming

When the Emmett/Furla Films-funded Motor City cratered just before production began, an arbitration petition was filed by film financing company Row 1, claiming it was owed $2.6 million, for pre-production financing. I’m told that dispute has been settled.

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Emmett/Furla Sued By Financier Over ‘Motor City’ Loan

By | Thursday February 14, 2013 @ 9:55am PST

A film financing company claims Emmett/Furla Films owes it over $2.6 million for a loan for the now shuttered Motor City and it wants the courts to ensure it can get the cash back. In its Petition for Provisional Relief Pending Arbitration (read it here) filed Wednesday, Row 1 Entertainment says that it provided a short-term bridge loan to EFF last July for $1,735,000. The money was intended for pre-production financing for Motor City and was supposed to be paid back on October 9, 2012. However, EFF suspended production on Motor City on September 1 because of scheduling and release date hassles. The Albert Hughes directed project has not been resurrected, star Gerard Butler is going after EFF for pay-or-play money and Row 1 says despite repeated efforts it hasn’t gotten its dough.

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Gerard Butler Drama ‘Motor City’ Stalls Before Reaching Start Line: Crew Sent Home

By | Saturday September 1, 2012 @ 10:05am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: The plug was pulled this morning on Motor City, the revenge drama that was scheduled to start production late this month with Albert Hughes directing and Gerard Butler, Mickey Rourke and Adrien Brody starring. The film was in … Read More »

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Mickey Rourke Puts ‘Motor City’ And ‘Sin City 2′ On His GPS

By | Monday August 6, 2012 @ 3:32pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Mickey Rourke is in talks to join Gerard Butler in the Albert Hughes-directed Motor City, which is being financed by Emmett/Furla Films and produced by Joel Silver’s Dark Castle. The drama, which centers on a man who … Read More »

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Emmett / Furla Films Funding Silver Pictures Drama ‘Motor City’ With Gerard Butler

By | Monday April 23, 2012 @ 5:24pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Gerard Butler Motor CityEXCLUSIVE: Emmett/Furla Films has stepped up and committed to fully finance Motor City, the Albert Hughes-directed action film that stars Gerard Butler as a man who is double crossed, and seeks revenge on the guy who put him behind bars and took his woman. Gary Oldman is aboard to play the villain, and Amber Heard the woman. The film, which has a budget north of $40 million, is now set to begin production in September through EFF and Silver Pictures. Joel Silver and Andrew Rona are producing for Silver Pictures, while Randall Emmett and George Furla board as producers for EFF, along with their funding partners, Envision Entertainment’s Stepan Martirosyan and Remington Chase. Brandon Grimes is coproducer. Warner Bros will distribute domestically, while foreign rights will be sold at Cannes by Mark Damon and Foresight. CAA reps domestic rights. Read More »

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Jake Gyllenhaal Backs Out Of ‘Motor City’

By | Thursday March 8, 2012 @ 6:55pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: It looked good there for a day but Jake Gyllenhaal’s deal to star in the Albert Hughes-directed Motor City has veered off the road.  Talks fell apart, over scheduling, I hear. The actor wanted to push the dates … Read More »

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Jake Gyllenhaal In Driver’s Seat For Dark Castle’s ‘Motor City’

By | Wednesday March 7, 2012 @ 1:35pm PST
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Jake Gyllenhaal is in negotiations to star in Motor City, the Albert Hughes-directed drama for Dark Castle. Gyllenhaal, who most recently completed the David Ayer-directed drama End of Watch, will play an ex-Army Ranger named John … Read More »

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