as Potential Fassbender Starrer
Broad Green Pictures has closed the rights to Entering Hades, a project based on John Leake’s true crime novel. Storyscape Entertainment’s Bob Cooper (Amistad, John Tucker Must Die) and Richard Saperstein (Se7en, Hancock, 1408) have teamed up with Conor McCaughan (Assassin’s Creed, Slow West) and Daniel Emmerson (Assassin’s Creed) of Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender’s DMC Film to produce the film. Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman, The Revenant), who recently celebrated an Academy Award win for his work on Birdman, is rewriting the screenplay with Fassbender eyed to star. Bill Wheeler wrote the original script.
Entering Hades is the true story of Jack Unterweger, a celebrated Austrian journalist and best-selling author who led a double life investigating murders by day and killing by night – amassing a body count of 11 people across multiple continents.
“With Bob and Richard’s vision and Michael’s keen ability to bring captivating characters to the big screen, we are confident that Entering Hades will be an entertaining thriller that draws a big audience,” said Gabriel and Daniel Hammond, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Broad Green Pictures.
Cooper and Saperstein added, “This is exactly the kind of elevated commercial material that we are looking to produce through our deal with Broad Green. Michael Fassbender is one of today’s most talented actors and we are thrilled to be in partnership with him, as well as Conor and Daniel, to bring this extraordinary story to the screen.”
Entering Hades is the first project announced by Broad Green Pictures and Storyscape Entertainment since inking a first-look deal late last year to produce feature films on behalf of the studio.
Mister Smith Entertainment will handle international sales.
About Broad Green Pictures
Broad Green Pictures is a feature film financing, production and distribution company founded by Gabriel and Daniel Hammond in 2014. The studio distributes both specialty and wide release films from in-house development and production as well as acquisitions and co-productions.
Broad Green is a fully-integrated movie studio providing filmmakers with unparalleled development support, production infrastructure, and marketing resources to execute their vision from script to screen. Through collaborative partnerships with both rising talent and established filmmakers, Broad Green shares incredible stories with the widest possible audiences, pushing boundaries and taking creative risks. The studio’s upcoming slate includes The Infiltrator, Brain on Fire and Bad Santa 2, a co-production with Miramax. The studio will also release Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time and his untitled project starring Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Michael Fassbender. Previously released films include A Walk in the Woods, the critically-acclaimed 99 Homes, I Smile Back, Learning to Drive, Knight of Cups and The Dark Horse.
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About Storyscape Entertainment
Storyscape Entertainment, a new joint venture between Bob Cooper and Richard Saperstein, is a multi-faceted film and television production company. They currently have a first-look feature deal with Broad Green Pictures and numerous high-profile projects in development and production at other studios, including FBI Wedding at Universal and Stealing Time at DreamWorks. Storyscape is also producing The War Magician, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Cooper recently wrapped production on MAUDIE, starring Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins, and Saperstein recently began pre-production on the remake of the 1958 sci-fi classic The Blob, starring Samuel L. Jackson. On the television side, Storyscape currently has 9 ongoing and limited series in development at HBO, Fox, ABC, TNT and BBC. Storyscape also has numerous television projects in development with eOne as the studio. Cooper and Saperstein have each held top positions at studios including DreamWorks, TriStar, Artisan, HBO Films, New Line and Dimension.
About DMC Film
DMC Film is a talent lead film and television production company, building projects around Michael Fassbender as well as emerging and established filmmakers. It was founded by Michael Fassbender and Conor McCaughan in 2011, who along with producer, Daniel Emmerson, are building a forward thinking company that champions original projects with international commercial appeal. Having won a BAFTA for their first production, John Maclean’s short film Pitch Black Heist, DMC went on to produce his debut feature in 2015, Slow West, which won the World Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival. DMC recently wrapped shooting on the highly anticipated film adaptation of Assassin’s Creed, which will be released by Fox this fall and stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons. DMC Film online: Twitter.com/DMCFilmOfficial
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