Corman, Davison in 'Space'

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Producers Roger Corman and John Davison said Tuesday that they will make "Space 3001," a $20 million sci-fi action picture, with Irish government subsidies.

The deal, announced at the American Film Market, will see Corman and Davison finance the production through their respective companies, New Horizons and Cowboy Outfit Llc., in conjunction with the Dublin-based Merlin Film Fund headed by Kieran Corrigan.

Davison, who got his start in the industry at Corman's previous company, New World Pictures, where he produced "Grand Theft Auto," said, "It's taken 30 years, but now I'm getting equal billing with Roger."

With a screenplay by Sam Straider, "Space 3001" will start production in the spring at Corman's Irish studio Concorde Anois.
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