UPI wishes 'Immortals' long life

Multiple territory deals for Tarsem Singh film

CANNES -- Universal Pictures International is looking for some boxoffice longevity with "Immortals," a 3D adventure it has picked up for selected territories from Relativity Media.

"Immortals" follows the mythological tale of the young warrior Theseus, who leads his men into battle with the immortal Greek gods to defeat evil and the powerful elder gods known as the Titans in order to save mankind. Tarsem Singh directs the 3-D epic adventure.

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Jason Keller penned the most recent draft of the script. An earlier version was written by Christian Gudegast, based on an original screenplay by Charley and Vlas Parlapanides.

The deal sees UPI take the movie for the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Spain, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.

David Kosse, president of international for Universal Pictures, Christian Grass, Universal Pictures International president of international production and acquisitions, and Relativity Media's Ryan Kavanaugh announced the deal.

The movie, slated for release in 2011, will be distributed by UPI, while Relativity Media will release the movie domestically via its Rogue banner.

UPI head of legal and business affairs Alexander Jooss brokered the deal with Andrew Marcus COO of Relativity Media.

The picture is currently shooting on location in Montreal and stars Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans, Isabel Lucas, Kellan Lutz, Joseph Morgan, Freida Pinto, John Hurt and Mickey Rourke. Kavanaugh of Relativity Media, Gianni Nunnari of Hollywood Gang Prods. and Mark Canton of Atmosphere Entertainment are producing.
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