What happens to a movie studio that lives and dies by one franchise — when that franchise is over? Well, according to Deadline, that studio gets purchased by a larger fish. To be more specific, it sure looks like Lionsgate is *this* close to signing a $ 700,000,000 purchase order for the whole of Summit Entertainment. Here’s what that price tag includes:
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Summit Entertainment is in talks to co-finance and handle U.S. distribution rights for Ender’s Game .
Sierra / Affinity will launch international sales of the live action, science-fiction Ender’s Game at this year’s Cannes Film Market.
The movie is based on the award-winning novel written by Orson Scott Card with the filmed adaptation directed by Gavin Hood. K/O Paper Products, OddLot Entertainment and Digital Domain are production partners on the film… Continue reading Summit in Talks to Distribute Ender's Game
Summit Entertainment has picked up the U.S. distribution rights for the Rob Cohen-directed I, Alex Cross , the studio confirmed today.
The film is a reboot of the franchise based on the best-selling James Patterson novels. The series of novels, begun in 1993 with “Along Came a Spider,” features a forensic psychologist named Alex Cross (Tyler Perry).
Matthew Fox will play villain Michael Sullivan and Ed Burns is set to play Tommy… Continue reading Summit Picks Up I, Alex Cross