Cannes: 'Wrath of the Titans' Producer Basil Iwanyk Joins 'Ivanhoe'

Basil Iwanyk - P 2014
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Basil Iwanyk - P 2014

The Thunder Road Pictures head boards the action adventure feature from “K-Pax” director Iain Softley.

Basil Iwanyk of Thunder Road Pictures has boarded the European action-adventure project Ivanhoe and will co-produce the $34 million (€25 million) feature based on Sir Walter Scott's medieval-set classic.

Iwanyk's credits with Thunder Road include Ben Affleck's The Town, Wrath of the Titans starring Liam Neeson and Sam Worthington, and the upcoming Gods of Egypt from director Alex Proyas (I, Robot). He also has an executive producer credit on all three features in the Expendables franchise, including the upcoming Expendables 3.

Iwanyk joins lead producers Film House Germany and Egoli Tossell on the feature, which K-Pax helmer Iain Softley is attached to direct. Casting is currently underway with shooting expected to begin this fall.