Cannes 2012: Content Film Nabs Worldwide Rights to 'The Machine'
Cannes 2012: Content Film Nabs Worldwide Rights to 'The Machine' President Jamie Carmichael says the romantic sci-fi thriller could be the first release in "a substantial ongoing series."`
Content Film said Wednesday that it has acquired worldwide rights to The Machine, described as a romantic sci-fi thriller set in the near future that is inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
It highlighted the franchise potential of the project.
Directed by Caradog James (Little White Lies), the film is produced by Red and Black Films' John Giwa-Amu. The project, which is unveiled to buyers here in Cannes, is currently in the casting process. Manuel Puro (Moon, Hellboy 2, Heartless) serves as casting director.
Content president Jamie Carmichael said that the film presents "a fantastic opportunity to build another U.K. based action franchise." He added: "We expect this to be the first of a substantial ongoing series."
Giwa-Amu said that the production team has secured access to an ex-military base near Cardiff for the shoot. "Our film is the result of two years of research and planning," said James. "John and I have put our heart and soul into creating a thrilling sci-fi, full of mind blowing VFX and powerful ideas. The world we're exploring in the movie is beautiful, authentic and terrifying."
Content Film is the worldwide film and library sales arm of Content Media Corp. It also assists film producers in securing financing.