CANNES: Stuart Ford's IM Global Announces Ambitious Film Slate

The list includes the futuristic crime thriller, “The Last Days of American Crime,” and BBC Earth Films’ wildlife documentary, “Enchanted Kingdom 3D.”

Cannes -- With the Cannes Film Market about to kick off this week, Stuart Ford’s IM Global has announced an ambitious slate that includes the futuristic crime thriller, The Last Days of American Crime, starring Sam Worthington; BBC Earth Films’ wildlife documentary about Africa, Enchanted Kingdom 3D; and Welcome to the Punch, a London-set action thriller starring James McAvoy and Mark Strong, to be directed by Eran Creevy.

Film financing and international sales company IM Global will handle Crime, Enchanted and Punch through its Opus label, which concentrates on mainstream commercial titles.

Under its Octane label, which is devoted to genre fare, it will be handling what’s billed as the Untitled Scott Derrickson Project, a supernatural thriller from the director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose; Lords of Salem, a
horror tale from writer/director Rob Zombie; and The Inbetweeners, a raunchy American Pie-style comedy based on the U.K. television show.

It will use its Anthem label, which focuses on non-English language cinema, to present Don 2, a sequel to the Bollywood blockbuster starring Shahrukh Khan, and The Bodyguard, a romantic action film from Indian director Siddique.

“At a time when indie financing is still tight it's a tremendous tribute to the momentum and reputation we've built here that we are able to bring so many high caliber, truly diverse projects to the marketplace, “ Ford said. “This company just loves movies of all shapes and sizes, and even in these cautious times we think distributors and audiences still do too.”