Nicolas Cage's 'Humanity Bureau' Goes Wide (Exclusive)

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The dystopian action thriller — which has been picked up for the U.K., Germany, France and Italy, among other countries — is set in 2030 in a world suffering from economic depression and major environmental issues.

The Humanity Bureau, the upcoming dystopian action thriller starring Nicolas Cage, has sold to multiple territories.

VMI Worldwide are repping sales on the film, directed by Rob King, which has sold to 101 Films (U.K.), KSM (Germany), Leone Film Group (Italy), M6 Metropole Television (France), Global Media Distribution (Latin America), Joy N Cinema (South Korea), New Select Co. Ltd. (Japan), Phoenicia Pictures International (Middle East), Pioneer Films (Philippines), SPI (Eastern Europe), Wing Sight International Media (China) and Phuong Nam Media (Vietnam).

Currently in postproduction, The Humanity Bureau is set in 2030 and sees the world in a permanent state of economic recession, facing a series of environmental problems. In an attempt to take hold of the situation, a government agency called the Humanity Bureau exiles members of society deemed unproductive and banishes them. Cage plays a caseworker who sets off to save the lives of a mother and child and expose the truth about the bureau's secrets. 

The film is produced by Minds Eye Entertainment in partnership with VMI Worldwide, Bridgegate Pictures and Invico Capital and was made possible through the Creative Saskatchewan Screen-Based Media Production Grant and SaskTel Equity Fund, with the participation of the Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC and Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program.

In the U.S., the film will be released in the Barco Escape format.

The Humanity Bureau is the second in a six-picture deal between VMI and Minds Eye, with all films being shot in three different formats: Barco Escape, virtual reality and high-definition.