With the Cannes Film Festival starting in ten days, the Ingenious media film team have been busy closing a number of projects
The first two films from our strategic partnership with AGC studios are now in production through our Greenlight companies:
Voyagers, directed by Neil Burger who helmed the recent box office hit The Upside, stars Colin Farrell and Tye Sheridan. From the producers of the John Wick and Sicario films, Voyagers focuses on thirty children sent into space on a multi-generational mission to reach and populate a newly discovered planet. After the adult captain of the mission is mysteriously killed, the young crew descends in chaos, reverting to a primitive and tribal state of being, and giving into their most feral and animal desires. The film has started shooting in Romania. The EIS production company is Freecss Films Ltd.
The Secrets We Keep, stars Joel Kinnaman and Noomi Rapace. The Kirkhaus Films Ltd production is set amid a paranoid post-war upstate suburban New York, a woman encounters an eerily familiar figure from her past life, but is he really the man she thinks he is? She takes matters in her own hands and kidnaps him, setting in motion a series of memories and events that will change her whole perception of the trust.
Further films closed in Greenlight include:
What is Life Worth, starring Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci, follows the efforts of a Washington lawyer put in charge of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Throughout three years of pro bono work, he fights off the cynicism, bureaucracy and politics associated with administering government funds. In so doing, he discovers what life is worth. What is Life Worth is being produced by Wiffle Films Ltd.
Liam Neeson and his son Michael star in romantic comedy Made in Italy which is actor James D’Arcy’s directorial debut. A bohemian artist travels from London to Tuscany with his son to sell the house they inherited from his late wife. This rom-com is being produced by Rojovid Films Ltd.
Films recently closed in Ingenious Shelley companies include:
Sci-fi thriller Possessor, produced by Rakija Films Ltd, starring Sean Bean, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Andrea Riseborough. The film is directed by Brandon Cronenberg, the son of the legendary David Cronenberg. VOS is an agent for a secretive organization who uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies, driving them to commit assassinations for the benefit of high-paying clients. Something goes wrong with a routine job and she soon finds herself trapped in the mind of a man whose appetite for violence rivals her own.
Action thriller The Doorman stars Jean Reno and Ruby Rose. The film involves a heist to steal priceless art from decades ago, a prestigious building housing New York’s elite over countless years, and a doorman... unlike any other. The Doorman is being produced by Gora Films Ltd.
After Cannes, we will be reporting US rights acquisitions on a number of our films.