Cannes: Koch Media Takes Action Thriller 'Drop' (Exclusive)

The in-development feature will be the next project from "Vehicle 19" director Mukunda Michael Dewil.

Koch Media has picked up all German rights for Drop, an in-development action thriller from Mukunda Michael Dewil, whose last feature was the Paul Walker-starrer Vehicle 19 from sales group K5 International.

Silke Wilfinger and Moritz Peters of Koch Media negotiated the deal with  K5 International’s Daniel Baur.

Koch bought the project solely based on Dewil's screenplay for the project, which is set on Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. The plot involves terrorists who kidnap the U.S. Vice President and trap him in a cable car hanging half a mile up the mountain. They demand the delivery of the Cullinan Diamond, the world's largest diamond, within 45 minutes or the cable will be cut. The only one who can save the VP is special ops officer and expert base jumper James Conner.

“We knew from the moment we read it that we had to come on board such a pure piece of guilt-free entertainment," said Wilfinger and Peters of Koch Media. "Mukunda has delivered edge of your seat thriller script that will have German audiences in its grip from beginning to end."  

Dewil and K5 International are currently casting the film and are first introducing the project to buyers in Cannes.