TF1 Studio Sells Many of the World on Freddie Highmore Starrer ‘Approach Down’ (EXCLUSIVE)
BERLIN — Offered by TF1 Studio, Freddie Highmore heist thriller “Approach Down” has now pre-sold a lot of the world’s key distribution territories.
At Berlin, TF1 Studio licensed Latin America with Joao Worcman’s Rio de Janeiro-based Synapse Distribution, which is able to launch the theatrical function, directed by Jame Balgueró (“[REC]”) in collaboration with Ledafilms.
Israel (Present Move), Thailand (Sahamongkol Movie), and Benelux (Dutch Movie Works) additionally closed at Berlin.
Unannounced gross sales on the Spain-set however English-language title absorb South Korea (Noori Footage) and CIS (Prime Movie Distribution/Megogo).
TF1 Studio has additionally pre-sold Greece (Spentzos), Portugal (Nos Lusomundo), airways (Cinesky), China, Hong Kong and Taiwan (A Actually Pleased Movie), Philippines (Pioneer Movies), Indonesia (Prima Cinema) and the Center East : (Italia Movies).
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Japan, Italy and Poland are in dialogue. The U.S. distribution technique is being mentioned and shall be finalized earlier than the Cannes Pageant, mentioned Chemaly, who heads up TF1 Studio as EVP Worldwide Gross sales.
First distribution preparations, with Sony Leisure and Germany’s SquareOne Leisure. TF1 Studio will deal with the film’s French launch. Pathé Movies has acquired rights for Switzerland.
Initially introduced finally yr’s Berlinale, “Approach Down” represents a pioneering co-production between two of Europe’s largest commercial- sector media firms, France’s TF1 Group and Spain’s Mediaset España geared toward making a high-end worldwide thriller that may compete in scale and manufacturing worth with most all unbiased films being introduced onto the market from the U.S.
Key to that idea in fact is the presence of Highmore himself, star of ABC’s “The Good Physician,”the largest U.S. scripted collection export of 2018.
Co-starring Liam Cunningham, who performed Sir Davos Seaworth in “Recreation of Thrones,” “Approach Down” kicking off within the U.Ok. as Highmore’s character, Thom, simply out of college and bored by his job prospects, receives a proposal from artwork seller Walter (Cunningham) to steal a legendary misplaced treasure from the Financial institution of Spain, whereas its employees is distracted by the 2010 soccer World Cup ultimate, that includes Spain’s nationwide staff.
The Financial institution of Spain has no blueprints, nevertheless; and its safety system contains an underground river that floods the protected room if anybody succeeds in breaching it…..
Berlin gross sales adopted a presentation finally week’s Berlin European Movie Market by TF1 Chemaly and Ghislain Barrois, CEO of Telecinco Cinema, Mediaset España’s movie arm, whose credit embrace “The Unimaginable” and “A Monster Calls” from “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” director J.A. Bayona, and Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth.”
On the EFM sneak peak, focusing on distributors who had purchased the title and potential new consumers, Chemaly and Barrois unveiled the film’s opening scene and, to indicate extra of the story, excerpts from scenes the place Highmore’s character joins the heist staff.
One purpose, mentioned Chemaly, was to indicate shoppers that Highmore, although an engineering genius in “Approach Down,” performs a really completely different character to his autistic savant in “The Good Physician.”
Barrois set out the discharge technique for Spain, potential promotional supplies, the place the movie opens Nov. 27, and the potential for cross promotion of the film throughout June’s UEFA Euro 2020 soccer match.
The pre-sales preserve “Approach Down” on observe to affix the comparatively choose firm of theatrical options from France or Spain that promote out the world.
“The movie is a intelligent, taking clock heist film, the director is incredible, and the manufacturing values fairly wonderful,” mentioned Chemaly.
El Ranchito, whose credit embrace “Jack Ryan” and “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum,” equipped FX work on “Approach Down.”