HanWay makes presales on 'Wuthering Heights'

Andrea Arnold's upcoming drama sold to 21 territories

LONDON -- HanWay Films said Monday it had struck multiple pre-sales worldwide for BAFTA-winner Andrea Arnold's upcoming "Wuthering Heights," the Ecosse Films/Film Four production to be produced by Kevin Loader, Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae.

Arnold, who last week won the BAFTA best British film award for coming of age drama "Fish Tank," is working on the remake of Emily Bronte's passionate and tragic love story setting against the unforgiving backdrop of the Yorkshire moors. Casting has yet to be announced.

Hanway has concluded deals in 21 territories including Artificial Eye and Film 4 in the U.K., Diaphana in France, Prokino in Germany, Alta in Spain, Transmission in Australia and Ster Kinekor in South Africa.

Other deals have been signed in Portugal, Switzerland, Benelux Greece, Romania, Czech Republic, Poland, the former Yugoslavia, Iceland, Hong Kong / Singapore, Turkey, the Middle East, Russia, Korea and Latin America.

"Distributors are buying a love story about teenage outsiders driven by deeply intense passion -- Andrea's brilliance delivers a contemporary distinctive edge," said Tim Haslam, HanWay CEO.