Content adds The Machine to action slate
by Annika Pham
17/05/2012 - UK-based ContentFilm plc, headed by Jamie Carmichael, has added muscle to its Cannes slate already filled with action/thriller/slasher films. The company has picked up world-wide rights to Ironclad: Battle for Blood and the sci-fi action thriller The Machine.
Written by Jonathan English and Steven McDool, the UK film Battle for Blood is the follow up the 2011 hit Ironclad [trailer] (photo). Principal photography for the Mythic International Entertainment film is starting this summer. The Machine an original romantic sci-fi thriller by Caradog James (Little White Lies [trailer]), produced by John Giwa-Amu from Red and Black Films. The film is currently being cast. Producer Giwa-Amu said: ‘The Machine is an intelligent, SFX-driven action thriller inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. We’re putting together a top-quality production team and we’ve secured access to an ex-military base near Cardiff for the shoot.
From its office at 32 rue du Commandant André (corner Croisette) in Cannes, ContentFilm is continuing pre-sales on the action thriller The Number Station starring John Cusack and Malin Akerman, which was picked up by several territories in Berlin, including Scandinavia (Svensk Filmindustri AB) and German-speaking countries (Wild Bunch Production), and on Mike Figgis’s erotic psychological thriller Suspension of Disbelief starring Sebastian Koch and Lotte Verbeek.