Toronto 2011: H2O Pictures Finds Traction on Sara Sugarman's 'Vinyl'

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Jackson is teaming with U.S.- and Dominican Republic-based producer the Indomina Group and Gonzo Studios to produce a live-action adaptation of "Afro Samurai," the cult manga and anime TV series in which Jackson voices the main character.

The producers are getting behind the Welsh feel-good comedy after working on "The Samaritan," starring Samuel L. Jackson.

TORONTO -- Andras Hamori’s H20 Motion Pictures has pacted with Los Angeles-based Traction Media on the Welsh feel-good comedy Vinyl, by writer/director Sara Sugarman.

The indie film, based on a 2004 rock and roll swindle, stars Phil Daniels, Perry Benson, Keith Allen, and Jamie Blackley. Sugarman, John H. Williams (Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third) and Clay Reed are producing Vinyl.

The project portrays UK punk rockers assembling a rowdy bunch of teenagers to cover up a scheme to fool a top record label, radio DJs and the entire music industry by releasing a pop-punk single under a fictitious name.

H2O and Traction Media also represent The Samaritan, a film noir /thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson and Tom Wilkinson, now in post production and being shopped to buyers in Toronto.