Altitude Films has announced three new film projects coming at us just in time for AFM 2012, and we have the skinny for you on each. Read on to find out what new terrors are lurking across the pond.
According to Variety the UK production, finance, and international sales company has set Rafe Spall for the lead in Britpop satire Kill Your Friends and added the sci-fi flick Outpost 37 to its growing slate.
Spall, seen this year in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus and Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, takes the lead in Owen Harris’ film about an A&R man who, desperately searching for the next big hit, takes the concept of killer tunes to a murderous new level. Gregor Cameron produces the film with Altitude, which is based on a novel by John Niven. Harris most recently helmed TV dramedy “Holy Flying Circus” about the reaction to Monty Python’s Life of Brian. The film is expected to shoot in early 2013.
Outpost 37 is the feature helming debut of L.A.-based VFX supervisor Jabbar Raisani. Raisani, whose VFX work includes several projects with Robert Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios including Predators and Machete, co-wrote the sci-fi thriller with Blake Clifton.
A co-production between Bigscope, Underground Entertainment, and Altitude, the film follows a documentary crew accompanying an elite unit of Marines tasked with protecting mankind in the aftermath of an alien invasion. Bigscope’s Jason Newmark and Laurie Cook and Underground’s Trevor Engelson will produce. Altitude’s Will Clarke, Andy Mayson, and Mike Runagall will exec produce.
Altitude will also handle international sales for Occupant Entertainment’s The Good People, the feature debut of shorts and music video helmer Corin Hardy. The horror film, scripted by Hardy and Olga Barreneche, follows a molecular gene scientist who moves his family to the Irish countryside, where they are attacked by demonic creatures.
Look for more on all of these projects soon!
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