Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Scopas, Gebeka boards 'Genie'

SAN SEBASTIAN -- Germany's Scopas Medien and France's Gebeka Films have boarded "Genie in the home -- The Film,Inch one of many photos around the slate of Antonio Perez's Maestranza Films. Benito Zambrano's "The Sleeping Voice," also is created by Maestranza, world preems to high anticipation competing at San Sebastian Wednesday. Scopas, which made toon feature "The Sandman and also the Lost Sand of Dreams," will co-produce "Genie" with Paris-based Moi, J'aime La Television (MJTV), U.K.'s I Really Like Television and Maestranza. The Frankfurt-based company has additionally taken German-speaking territory privileges. Gebeka, Gaul's prominent theatrical distributor of children's photos, will release "Genie" in French movie theaters. A three dimensional movie allocated around Pounds 7 million ($9.six million), "Genie" is really a large-screen spin-removed from the initial TV sitcom series, created by I Really Like Television in British for Nickelodeon. The series' key cast will topline the film, Perez told Variety. A director continues to be to become attached. Genie" is skedded to roll early summer time 2012, shooting in Andalusia. Another pic setup at Maestranza is "The Monkey's Paw," an British-language remake from the 1933 classic. F. Javier Gutierrez, whose debut, "Prior to the Fall," grew to become a cult film within the U.S., is mounted on direct. Allocated at $7.5 million, shoot will largely occur in The country, stated Perez. "Paw," that is much more of a chiller than shock horror, is starting casting. Also, Xabi Puerta, whose debut "Thanks for visiting Farewell-Gutmann" won best script at Montreal in 2008, has become in publish on "A puerta fria," one hundredPercent Maestranza production. A "Glengarry Glen Ross"-ant movie, Perez stated, "Puerta" stars Maria Valverde and Jose Luis Garca Perez. Nick Nolte is really a guest star. Meanwhile, "Voice," a melodrama concerning the fate of lady who supported the losing Republican side within the The spanish language Civil War, world preems Wednesday at San Sebastian. Buzz is positive off previews in Madrid. The Match Factory handles world sales. "Voice" was confirmed last Wednesday as you the The spanish language Academy's three-pic short-listing of candidates to represent The country within the foreign-language Oscar category. Zambrano directs films which go right to one's heart, Perez stated. Maestranza created Zambrano's first couple of films and "Fall." Although it is complicated, I usually attempt to uncover and convey new company directors, and I'll continue doing that," Perez told Variety. Contact the range newsroom at news@variety.com

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