First Look opens 'Kovak Box'


MADRID -- First Look Studios has picked up North American rights to "The Kovak Box," starring Timothy Hutton, Spanish production house Filmax announced Monday.

"Box," directed by Spaniard Daniel Monzon and produced by Filmax and Estudios Picasso, tells the story of a best-selling author whose fictional world becomes all too real when an idea from one of his books is taken by a reclusive scientist and used in a plot to drive people to commit suicide.

"We are proud to be working with Filmax on this exciting title," First Look CEO Henry Winterstern said in a statement. "We hope this is the first of many films that First Look and Filmax will handle together in the future."