'Gun Shy' Starring Antonio Banderas Lands at Saban
Olga Kurylenko also stars in the film helmed by Simon West.
Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Simon West's Gun Shy, starring Antonio Banderas and Olga Kurylenko.
The action film was written by Toby Davies and Mark Haskell Smith. West and Jib Polhemus produced under the Simon West Productions banner alongside Harry Stourton.
Adapted from the novel also written by Haskell Smith, Gun Shy (formerly titled Salty) follows Turk Henry (Banderas), an aging mid-level rock star whose supermodel wife (Kurylenko) is suddenly kidnapped while they are vacationing in Chile. Accustomed to his extravagant lifestyle and lacking basic life skills, Turk finds himself perplexed in having to navigate the back alleys of Santiago and South American jungles to save his wife from the renegades.
"Gun Shy is a supremely entertaining film," said Saban Films' Bill Bromiley. "Our audiences will delight in Antonio Banderas' raucous performance and director Simon West's unique and wild vision."
Gun Shy will be released in theaters on Sept. 8 in key cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Ness Saban and Bromiley negotiated the deal on behalf of Saban Films, with London-based Carnaby International handling worldwide rights.