This article appeared in Screen International on May 19, 2012. Written by Jeremy Kay.
EXCLUSIVE: Lightning Entertainment has closed a raft of pre-sales on Andrew Traucki’s thriller The Jungle and licensed German and Japanese rights on Australian sci-fi The 25th Reich.
Richard Guardian serves as executive producer and sales consultant for Lightning on The Jungle and previously handled sales on Traucki’s The Reef.
Mysterious Light and Annmaree J Bell are ramping up for a June shoot in Australia and Indonesia on the story of a conservationist on the trail of an endangered big cat who suspects he is being stalked. Rupert Reid stars.
Deals have closed with Metrodome in the UK, IFM/Filmways in Australia, Wild Side in France, Acontracorrientes in Spain, Eagle in the Middle East and IPA in Thailand.
Australian sci-fi fantasy adventure film The 25th Reich screens at noon today (19) in the Palais C and Lightning VPs of international sales Mathilde Epstein and Alexandra Cocean have licensed rights to Revolver Entertainment for the UK, Nikkatsu for Japan, Eagle for the Middle East and More Films for German DVD/VoD.
Stephen Amis directed the thriller about a time travel experiment that catapaults US second world war soldiers into a future where the Nazis rule.
Universum has taken all German-speaking territories on Love And Honor and Eagle has acquired Middle Eastern rights to this as well as Kikoriki: Team Invincible.