The LA-based production and distribution company has acquired rights to writer-director Donovan Marsh’s heist thriller. Wrekin Hill has set a spring day-and-date release in North America for the South Africa-set iNumber Number, which premiered at Toronto. S’dumo Mtshali stars an honest and ambitious undercover cop who is cheated by his corrupt supervisors. He decides to infiltrate a cash-in-transit heist gang, and instead of busting them, he takes part in a one-off score. He then must face off against his partner (Presley Chweneyagae), who refuses to let him do it, and one of the gang members who recognizes him as a cop. The film was produced by Quizzical Pictures’ Harriet Gavshon, JP Potgier, Marsh and Mariki Van Der Walt and executive produced by Nim Geva and Owen Kessel. Universal Pictures bought U.S. remake rights this week.
Wrekin Hill Entertainment acquired U.S. rights to Gabriele Salvatores’ Siberian Education. Based on the novel by Nicolai Lilin, with a screenplay by Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli and Salvatores, the film stars John Malkovich, Arnas Feravicius, Vilius Tumalavicius, Eleanor Tomlinson, Peter Stormare, Jonas Trukanas and Vitalji Porsnev. Set in the ghetto of Soviet Russia, Siberian Education follows the path of two boys who are members of a gang of exiled Siberians. The best friends grow up together, mastering a unique education focused on illegal arts such as theft, banditry and weaponry. Their clan has its very own stringent code of honor, which, while criminal, sometimes actually coincides with what is generally considered ethical and moral. It is a code that must never be broken, no matter what. As the boys turn to men, everything they have come to know and learn is tested. The film’s produced by Catteya’s Riccardo Tozzi, Giovanni Satabilini, Marco Chimenz, and executive produced by Gina Gardini.
Wrekin Hill plans a fall 2012 day-and-date release in theaters and on VOD for Amber Alert, a found-footage thriller directed by Kerry Bellessa. Bellessa wrote the script with Joshua Oram. The plot revolves around best friends who stumble upon …
Los Angeles, CA (March 20, 2012) — Chris Ball, President and CEO of LA-based film production and distribution company Wrekin Hill Entertainment, announced today that the company is acquiring North American rights to writer-director Mark Webber’s drama THE END OF LOVE. Webber also produced the film and stars in it alongside Issac Love, Shannyn Sossamon, Michael Cera, Jason Ritter, Amanda Seyfried, Aubrey Plaza, and Jocelin Donahue. Elizabeth Destro, Mollie Engelhart, and Matt Sprague also produced the project, which had its world premiere earlier this year at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Wrekin Hill plans to release the film theatrically and on VOD day and date in Late Summer/Early Fall 2012.
Lionsgate and Wrekin Hill Entertainment will go for a VOD first release after acquiring the John Stockwell-directed Halle Berry-Olivier Martinez action thriller Dark Tide. Wrekin Hill acquired U.S. rights with Row 1 Productions. Lionsgate will release the film on VOD, electronic sell-through and packaged media. Wrekin Hill will do theatrical. The distribution plan leads off with a three-week Ultra VOD window on March 8th with a theatrical release on March 30th, culminating in a packaged media and Digital Download release. “The star power that Halle Berry brings to Dark Tide paired with a genre that hits VOD audiences make it a perfect addition to our Ultra VOD strategy.” said Jim Packer, Lionsgate President of Worldwide Television and Digital Distribution.
Zhang Yamou’s fact-based drama The Flowers Of War is China’s entry into Oscar’s foreign-language race and the nation’s most expensive movie ever at a budget of almost $100 million. Here’s an exclusive trailer for the pic, which centers on a man (Christian Bale) who finds refuge with a group of …
Los Angeles, CA (December 6, 2011) — Chris Ball, President and CEO of LA-based film production and distribution company Wrekin Hill Entertainment, and Joel Weinshanker, President and CEO of the National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), a movie merchandising powerhouse that has become an essential tastemaker for the all-important Fanboy culture, announced today that they have jointly acquired Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock’s fanboy documentary COMIC-CON EPISODE IV – A FAN’S HOPE. The film will be released theatrically in Spring 2012 in conjunction with a multi-city tour of the film with major events for film and merchandising fans across the nation. Additionally, as a supplement to Wrekin Hill and NECA’s plans, the film will screen at various fan gatherings and have an online presence via one of the film’s producers, Thomas Tull, and his Legendary Entertainment.