Ukrainian-U.S. historical action film The Rising Hawk has pre-sold to Spain’s Flins & Piniculas, production and distribution company Film.UA said Thursday.
Based on the novella Zakhar Berkut by classical Ukrainian author Ivan Franko, the movie features a large international cast from Ukraine, the U.S., the U.K., Kazakhstan and Mongolia.
The cast includes Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle), Tommy Flanagan (Braveheart, Sin City), Poppy Drayton (Downtown Abbey, The Little Mermaid) and Alison Doody (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, A View to a Kill).
Directed by Akhtem Seitablaev and John Wynn, Rising Hawk is set in the 13th century and focuses on the Mongol and Tatar invasion of territories of contemporary Russia and Ukraine.
The pic was shot last summer in Ukraine’s Carpathians region and the capital Kiev and is currently in postproduction. Its Ukrainian release is scheduled for fall.