Lionsgate U.K. to unleash 'Flood'


LONDON -- U.K. based production house Power has inked a deal with Lionsgate U.K. to secure a theatrical release for "Flood," the company's first foray into movie production, it announced Thursday.

The movie will air on commercial net ITV early next year after Lionsgate has rolled it out on a limited release in central London, a Power spokesperson said.

The cast of the $30 million movie, directed by Tony Mitchell, includes Robert Carlyle, Jessalyn Gilsi, David Suchet and Joanne Whalley.

"Flood," scripted by Power founder Justin Bodle and Matthew Cope, is based on the book of the same name by Richard Doyle and produced by Bodle and independent producer Peter McAleese. It details the story of the aftermath of a tidal wave that swamps the British capital.

Produced by Power in association with South Africa's Moonlighting Films and Canada's Muse Entertainment Enterprises, "Flood" was shot last year on location in London and South Africa.