Future Film Group, Fusion Films Seal Four-Picture Deal
Agreement covers Steven Sommers' "Odd Thomas," epic adventure "Nicholas North" and "The Diplomat" with Christian Slater and Hayden Christiansen.
CANNES -- London and L.A.-based integrated movie label Future Film Group has sealed a $110 million four-picture deal with L.A. producers Howard Kaplan and John Baldecchi and the duo’s banner Fusion Films.
The deal covers the Stephen Sommers’ (Van Helsing) Odd Thomas, based on the best-selling books by horror maestro Dean Koontz and Randy Wallace’s Mercenary, based on his book Love and Honor.
The Future/Fusion deal also includes a sprawling epic adventure Nicholas North, conceived, co-written and directed by Antti Jokinen starring Julianne Moore.
Shooting is scheduled to take place on location in the U.K., Finland and Ireland in September.
The fourth project on the slate is international espionage thriller The Diplomat, helmed by Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin) with Christian Slater and Hayden Christiansen lined up to star.
Separately, this summer Future Film Group is joining up with NDF and Pathe International for the high-concept action thriller Last Passenger, starring Dougray Scott, co-written and directed by acclaimed short filmmaker Omid Nooshin.