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Cannes: John Travolta Action-Thriller ‘American Metal’ Acquired by Saban

Saban Films has secured worldwide rights to newly-announced action thriller American Metal, starring John Travolta alongside Stephen Dorff (Blade, Immortals), Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead), Ashley Benson (Spring Breakers) and Kevin Dillon (Platoon, The Doors, Entourage). Writer and first-time feature director Nicholas Maggio’s feature tells the story of a desperate and struggling family man who robs […]

Cannes: Saban Takes Charlotte Gainsbourg, Hugh Bonneville WWII Spy Thriller ‘Lives in Secret’ (Exclusive)

Saban Films is in final negotiations to acquire North America and multi-territory rights — including for the U.K., German-speaking Europe, Scandinavia, Spain, Benelux and Australia — to real-life WWII spy thriller Lives in Secret, starring Hugh Bonneville and Charlotte Gainsbourg. From director John Hay, the film sees Gainsbourg play intelligence officer Vera Atkins, who became […]

Dolph Lundgren, Luke Wilson, Scout Taylor-Compton Star in ‘Best Man’ Action Flick (Exclusive)

Saban Films has acquired the worldwide rights to the action flick Best Man, with Dolph Lundgren, Luke Wilson and Scout Taylor-Compton starring. Shane Dax Taylor is directing the indie based on a screenplay by C. Alec Rossel and story by Daniel Zirilli, and with production having just gotten underway. Nicky Whelan, Brendan Fehr and Scott […]

Saban Films Acquires John Malkovich Dark Comedy ‘Chariot’ (Exclusive)

Saban Films has nabbed North American and select international rights to writer and director Adam Sigal’s reincarnation dark comedy, Chariot. The genre pic, starring Thomas Mann, Rosa Salazar, John Malkovich and Scout Taylor-Compton, portrays a corporation and a doctor (Malkovich) that oversees the process of reincarnation, and a young man, played by Mann, who becomes a […]

AFM: Saban Takes British Gangland Revenge Thriller ‘Bull’ for North America (Exclusive)

Bull, the brutal British gangland revenge thriller from BAFTA-winning writer/director Paul Andrew Williams, has been acquired for North America by Saban Films, which swooped on the rights in a deal with Signature Entertainment. Starring Neil Maskell (Kill List, Utopia), David Hayman (Taboo, Vertical Limit) and Tamzin Outhwaite (EastEnders), the film currently boasts a perfect 100 […]

Saban Films Expands Globally With Distribution Deals in Europe, Australia

Saban Films has signed distribution deals with a slate of independent distributors in Europe, including in Germany, France and Spain, that will see the U.S. film group further extend its international footprint. The agreements further extend Saban’s global reach. Saban signed its first international distribution deal last September, partnering with Altitude Media Group for the […]

Cannes: Saban Takes Swedish Action Film ‘Last Man Down’ for U.S., U.K. (Exclusive)

Scandinavian action film Last Man Down has scored up a number of international sales for Fabrication Films ahead of the Cannes Virtual Market, including a domestic deal. The film — starring newcomer Daniel Stisen, alongside Olga Kent, Daniel Nehme and Madeleine Vall — was picked up by Saban Films for North America and, via Saban’s partnership with […]

Roku Inks Streaming Rights Deal With Saban Films

Streaming video platform Roku is expanding its content push into feature films. The company says that it has signed an exclusive pay-one window deal with Saban Films, covering much of the studio’s 2021 slate. The deal is the first exclusive feature window deal that Roku has signed, with the Saban films set to be available […]

‘We Summon the Darkness’: Film Review

A wave of grisly killings spreads satanic panic through the American heartland as a televangelist played by Johnny Knoxville rails against the insidious grip of heavy metal on the country's youth in Marc Meyers' retro horror thriller, 'We Summon the Darkness.'

Cirque du Soleil Founder Sells Stake to Pension Fund Giant

A Quebec pension fund giant has bought out a 10 percent stake in Cirque du Soleil, known for its live shows in Las Vegas, from billionaire founder Guy Laliberte.

Michael Fassbender’s ‘Calm With Horses’ Lands at Saban Films

Saban Films has picked up North American rights to 'Calm With Horses.' Nick Rowland’s feature directorial debut, executive produced by Michael Fassbender, is a thriller about an ex-boxer and the feared enforcer for a drug-dealing Irish family.

The Best Champagne for a Golden Globes Viewing Party

Celebrate the Golden Globes with an exciting (and under-the-radar) champagne or sparkling wine made by small growers of passion and refinement.