In the acquisition announcement, Saban Films acquired the North American rights and acquired Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, France and South Africa. South, Scandinavia from the movie starring Bruce Willis “Soul Assassin”.
The revenge thriller, directed by Jesse Atlas, also stars Nomsamo Embatha (“Coming to America 2”) and Barry Jay Minoff (“Exposure”). Atlas co-wrote “Soul Assassin” with Aaron Wolf, based on the short film “Let them Love.” Produced by Jeff Elliott (“Burst of Burden”, “Together”, “Poison Rose”); 120DB Films sponsors Elliott’s Brickell & Broadbridge.
Soul Assassin, scheduled for release in 2022, recently completed Principal Photography. A former military operation brings a soldier to the location of the dead as part of an experimental military program and finds out who was killed.
Saban Films has featured in a number of Willis films, including the recently announced Chuck Russell’s Paradise City, Jared Conn’s Reactor, and the recently released Cosmic Sin and Breach.
“We love working with Bruce, especially when it comes to ‘Soul Assassin’,” said Bill Bromley, president of Saban Films.
“Let Jesse die like them, it’s a thriller with a great character, and the audience can’t wait to see this revenge story,” he added.
Saban negotiated a deal with Brickelli & Broadbridge on behalf of the manufacturers. Brick & Broadbridge, a recent co-production of Saban Film and co-produced by The Vanish, is generating worldwide sales.
After collaborating with Altitude Media Group in the UK and Ireland in September, Saban Films bought films for North America and the UK. However, the acquisition of “The Soul Assassin” in half of the world’s major film markets is pushing the American company into another category.
After recently signing deals with distribution partners in several regions, including Austria, France, Germany, Scandinavia and Spain, Saban Films’ new scale will allow it to better compete with titles on platforms, and offer a theatrical opening that many studio streamers do not.
Saban’s fast-paced hits from films like “The Homesman” starring Hillary Swank; August digital hit “The Silencing”, thriller starring Nicolas Coaster-Walda au; Fathom events such as “3 from Hell” by Rob Zombie and “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” by Kevin Smith.
Recent theatrical successes include the horror reboot “Wrong Turn” produced by Constantine, starring Charlotte Vega and Matthew Mod, which debuted in US theaters on January 26 and grossed $ 1.25 million despite having COVID-19. .
During the Pandemic period, Saban Films continued to release films in theaters, including “Fatman” by Ian Nells, “October of 2020” with Mel Gibson, “City of Lies” by Brad Furman, Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker. In March 2021.
The company’s upcoming list includes “Under the Stadium Lights” by Todd Randall, starring Lord Fishburn and Milo Gibson, and Joel David Moore’s horror thriller “Hide and Seek” directed by Jonathan Rice Meyers.