Entertainment One to Distribute 'Killer Elite' in Canada


In a two-picture deal with Inferno Entertainment, Entertainment One has picked up Canadian distribution rights to two movies produced by Australia's Omnilab Media -- the Jason Statham action pic The Killer Elite and the action drama Tomorrow When the War Began.

In Gary McKendry's Killer, Statham plays a former Navy SEAL who reassembles his old team, which includes Robert De Niro, for a confrontation with a former SAS member, played by Clive Owen. The film is produced by Michael Boughen through Omnilab's Australian production arm, Ambience Entertainment, and Joni Sighvatsson. Exec producers are Christopher Mapp, Matthew Street, David Whealy, Peter D. Graves and Steve Chasman.

The top-grossing Australian film of 2010, Tomorrow, written and directed by Stuart Beattie and also produced by Boughen, concerns eight teens who find themselves in the middle of a war.

The deal was negotiated by eOne's Lara Thompson and Inferno's Kimberley Fox.