Superfast! is a send-up of the Fast And Furious movies from the team behind Date Movie, Meet The Spartans and Vampires Suck. K5 International has boarded sales on the comedy which it’s offering to buyers in Cannes. Written and directed by duo Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the film is produced and fully financed by Peter Safran of The Safran Company. Pre-sales on the movie so far include Russia (Volga), Germany (Wild Bunch), Italy (Lucky Red), the Middle East (Falcon) and Latin America (Sun). Further deals are pending. K5 International co-founders Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur say the Fast And Furious franchise is “crying out for some high octane comedy collisions and these are the guys to get a speeding ticket doing it.”
When Safran left Brillstein-Grey to form The Safran Company in 2006, Drumm followed him. “Peter has been an amazing mentor, and he has given me a great head start in building my business, and creating my own company,” Drumm said. “I look forward to continuing to work with him as a producer,” said Drumm. Safran produced five films last year, including the James Wan-directed The Conjuring, the Paul Walker-starrer Hours, and the Mark Strong-starrer Mindscape. Drumm’s clients Guy Holmes wrote the script, and Jorge Dorado directed it. “It has been a pleasure working closely with Tom over the past decade and I look forward continuing to collaborate with him in the future,” Safran said.
EXCLUSIVE: Barry Levinson will direct O.K.C., an indie drama about the real circumstances behind the devastating bombing in Oklahoma City. The film will be produced and financed by Peter Safran and his Safran Co. Clay Wold is writing the script, based on a true story about his own brother, who was a young legal clerk on the defense team of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.