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Saban Films Buys Action-Comedy ‘High Heat’ Starring Olga Kurylenko & Don Johnson

EXCLUSIVE: Saban Films has picked up world rights on Zach Golden’s action-comedy High Heat and will release later this year. The pic stars Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) and Don Johnson (Miami Vice). It takes place over a single night and follows Ana (Kurylenko), a meticulous chef with a hidden past, and her husband Ray (Johnson), a schmoozy serial restaurateur. When the local mafia shows up to burn down her restaurant as part of an insurance scam, Ana defends her turf and proves her knife skills both in and out of the kitchen. Read the Article

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Saban Films Takes ‘The Vault’ as TF1 Studio Closes U.K., Italy (EXCLUSIVE)

Saban Films has acquired rights to the U.S. and Canada on Jaume Balagueró’s “The Vault” (F.K.A. “Way Down”), starring Famke Janssen of “X-Men” franchise fame, Sam Riley (“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” “Maleficent”), and Golden Globe nominee Freddie Highmore (“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Bates Motel”). Read the article

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Saban Films Acquires Constantin’s Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Tides,’ Horror Reboot ‘Wrong Turn’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Saban Films has acquired the rights to two titles from Munich-based “Resident Evil” producer Constantin Film. The deals include North American and U.K. rights to the adventure thriller “Tides,” directed by Tim Fehlbaum, and North American rights to director Mike P. Nelson’s anticipated horror reboot, “Wrong Turn.” Read the article

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Saban Films Takes “I See You” Starring Academy Award Winner Helen Hunt

SXSW Thriller will be Slated for Theatrical Release LOS ANGELES (May 15, 2019) – Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Adam Randall’s (iBoy, Level Up) thriller I See You, which made its World Premiere at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year. Starring Academy Award® Winner Helen Hunt (As Good as It Gets, Cast Away) and Jon Tenney (Legion, “Major Crimes”), the film is penned by Devon Graye.  I See You is a Zodiac Features Production presented by Bankside Films in association with Head Gear Films, Metrol Technology and Kreo Films and in association with Quickfire Films and Zodiac Holdings.  Matt Waldeck produces for Zodiac Features, while Ben Hecht serves as executive producer for Zodiac, alongside Stephen Kelliher for Bankside Films, Phil Hunt and Compton Ross for Head Gear Films and James Atherton and Jan Pace for Quickfire Films.  The film will be slated for a theatrical release. I See You takes place in a seemingly perfect town filled with perfect families, until…

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Saban Films Takes Domestic Rights to Cannes Hit ‘Vivarium’ Starring Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg

XYZ Films sells numerous international territories for acclaimed Critic’s Week Premiere LOS ANGELES (July 02, 2019) – Saban Films has acquired all domestic rights to VIVARIUM, a science-fiction thriller directed by Lorcan Finnegan and starring Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg, which premiered to rave reviews in the Critic’s Week section at the Cannes Film Festival. Fantastic Films’ Brendan McCarthy and John McDonnell produced in association with Lovely Productions, in co-production with Belgium’s Frakas Productions and Denmark’s Pingpong Film. XYZ executive produced and started handling global sales at Cannes. VIVARIUM is the story of a young couple (Poots & Eisenberg) in search of a starter home, who follow a mysterious estate agent and get trapped in a strange housing development. “We are very impressed with Lorcan’s elevated genre piece, heightened with the strong-calibre performances of Imogen and Jesse,” said Bill Bromiley, President of Saban Films. “We are looking forward to our audiences seeing this original, smart and offbeat film.” VIVARIUM received support from Screen Ireland, Wallimage, the Danish Film…

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Lionsgate and Saban Films to Release Rob Zombie’s Sequel ‘3 FROM HELL’ in Movie Theaters for a Three-Night Event September 16-18

Fathom Events to Present the Unrated Version With Unique Bonus Content Each Night DENVER (July 1, 2019)– Global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) and Saban Films are unleashing horror icon and heavy metal mastermind Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell, the follow-up to House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects, as the next chapter in the blood-soaked crime saga. The film will be released in nearly 900 select movie theaters on September 16, 17 and 18, 2019 through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). Fathom Events will broadcast the unrated version to theaters with each night featuring unique bonus content. On September 16th, moviegoers will see a special video introduction from Rob Zombie with the first 50 attendees at each theater receiving an exclusive poster (while supplies last). On the 17th, audiences will be treated to a nearly 30-minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.  On the 18th, moviegoers will experience the ultimate double feature including 3 From Hell and The Devil’s Rejects. “This…

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Saban Films Takes “Come to Daddy” Starring Elijah Wood

Tribeca Film Festival Horror-Comedy will be Slated for Theatrical Release LOS ANGELES (May 17, 2019) – Saban Films announced today that they have acquired US rights to producer Ant Timpson’s directorial debut Come to Daddy, which made its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last month.  The horror-comedy stars Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings franchise, “Wilfred”), Stephen McHattie (Watchmen, Mother!) and Martin Donovan (Ant-Man, “Big Little Lies”).  Toby Harvard penned the script based on an idea from Timpson. The film is produced by Mette-Marie Kongsved and Laura Tunstall for Nowhere, Daniel Bekerman for Scythia Films, Katie Holly for Blinder Films, Emma Slade for Firefly Films, and Toby Harvard.   Tango Entertainment financed the Canadian, New Zealand, Irish co-production with support from the New Zealand Film Commission, Telefilm, Blinder Films and Egg Post Production.  Come to Daddy follows a man in his thirties who travels to a remote cabin to reconnect with his estranged father. The film will be slated for a theatrical…

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