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The movie, set in the Appalachian Mountains, is scheduled to begin production Jan. 16. Travolta had been eyeing Gotti: In the Shadow of My Farther as his next film. At one point, that project was also aiming for a January start, but now it appears Travolta has opted to take on Killing Season in that time slot.
Mark Steven Johnson (Ghost Rider) will direct from a script by Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman). In the movie, De Niro will play a military vet, living in a remote cabin, who is visited by an European tourist (Travolta), who turns out to be a former Serbian soldier looking for revenge.
In consultation with Corasan, Nu Image/Millennium is taking the lead on international sales, which will be offered at the American Film Market, which kicks off Nov. 2 in Santa Monica.
“I’ve loved this project from the moment I read Evan Daughterty’s remarkable script,” Corsan CEO Paul Breuls said. “It’s thrilling, imaginative, unexpected and dominated by two extraordinary characters on a collision course. I’m very pleased this film is moving into production and to be partnered with Avi Lerner and his team at Millennium.”
“We’re excited to be co-financing and co-producing this film with Corsan and to be working again with Robert DeNiro and John Travolta,” Nu Image/Millennium topper Lerner said. “We’ve never seen these two great actors on screen together before, and we’re excited to see what comes of the combination.”
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