A new deal has been put through by uber-producer Joel Silver that may change the way we react when we hear about a film being produced by Dark Castle, which over the years has been more “miss” than “hit”.
Dark Horizons is reporting that Silver has raised $240 million to finance 15 films over the next 6 years (that’s two a year, at least!), and he will have sole greenlight approval, retain full creative control, and will own the films outright once the investors get their money back.
So far only three movies have been planned for the deal; Whiteout, about Antartica’s first serial killer, The Summoner, which Jeepers Creepers helmer Victor Salva is attached to direct, and an urban action film called Gangland. Hopefully with Silver having so much control we can start to see some quality stuff coming out of Dark Castle as opposed to, say, Gothika, in the near future.
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