AFM 2012: Download THR's Day 6 'Daily'
In day six of THR's AFM Daily, sales remain slow yet steady as the market winds down, the Michael Douglas-Diane Keaton project "And So It Goes" generates a bidding war, and Kylie Minogue and Gemma Arterton join the '80s-inspired comedy "Walking on Sunshine."
AFM Sales Slow But Steady
Buyers who gorged themselves in Berlin, Cannes and Toronto arrived at AFM with less of an appetite than in previous years and seemed content to pick over the market’s offerings without feeling the need to dig in.
The traffic in the halls and offices of the Loews Hotel was noticeably down from last year as international distributors griped about lack of big titles on offer.
Douglas-Keaton Pic And So It Goes a Hit
As audiences gray around the world, projects aimed at baby boomers are a hot commodity.
One of the top sellers at the American Film Market this year is And So It Goes, starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton. P.J. Hogan (My Best Friend’s Wedding, Muriel’s Wedding) will direct from a script by Mark Andrus (As Good as It Gets).
Minogue, Arterton Join Sunshine
Kylie Minogue and Gemma Arterton are set to star in 3D 1980s musical Walking on Sunshine for the U.K.’s Vertigo Films.
IM Global has sold the movie in a slew of key territories, including SquareOne in Germany, Gaga in Japan, Eagle in Italy, Paradise/ MGN in Russia, Entermode in South Korea, Nordisk in Scandinavia, Impuls in Switzerland, Applause in Taiwan and Golden Scene in Hong Kong.