Berlin: Bruce Willis Thriller 'Extraction' Sells Around the Globe (Exclusive)
Willis plays a CIA operative who is kidnapped by terrorists.
Director Steven C. Miller's Extraction, starring Bruce Willis, has quickly sold in key territories around the globe, underscoring the actor's enduring star power.
Highland Film Group, which is selling the thriller internationally at Berlin's European Film Market, has signed deals for distribution in the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Eastern Europe, Australia, Taiwan and Latin America, among a raft of other territories.
Extraction tells the story of Harry, a young CIA operative following in the footsteps of his once-brilliant father, Leonard (Willis), who never recovered after his wife's murder. Both father and son are working on the development of a superweapon called the Condor when Leonard is kidnapped by a terrorist group.
Learning that there is no plan for his father to be saved, Harry takes it into his own hands to save his life and simultaneously unravels a conspiracy that will change his life forever. The role of Harry hasn't yet been cast.
"Extraction creates the perfect pairing of a high-stakes thriller with a world-renowned action star, Bruce Willis. We are confident the film will have worldwide appeal, mirroring the vast array of international territories sold," said Highland's Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier in a statement.
Randall Emmett and George Furla are producing Extraction alongside Adam Goldworm via his Aperture Entertainment. Ingenious and Odyssey Releasing Media are financing.
Willis has a second film being presold to foreign buyers in Berlin called Wake.
The film has sold to Becker Film Group in Australia, CaiChang International in Taiwan, California Filmes in Latin America, Daro Film Distribution Gmbh in Eastern Europe, Five Stars Distribution in Israel, Leone Film Group Spa in Italy, Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment in the U.K., Metropole Television in France, Wild Bunch in Germany, Corbi Media in Spain and Scanbox Entertainment in Scandinavia, among other deals.