Writer/director Julius Avery’s debut feature Son of a Gun will be released in nearly every major territory worldwide.
Altitude Film Sales has clinched deals in in Europe, Asia and Latin America. In Cannes UTA Independent Film Group sold US rights to A24 and Canadian rights to Mongrel Media.
EOne will launch the heist thriller starring Ewan McGregor, Brenton Thwaites and Alicia Vikander on October 16. Thwaites plays a young crim who is locked up for a minor crime. In jail he comes under the watchful eye of Australia’s most notorious criminal (McGregor), who wants to use the kid to engineer his escape.
Among the latest deals are Benelux (Dutch Filmworks), France (TF1), Spain ( Flins & Piniculas), Hungary (Prorom), CIS (All Media), Poland (Kino Swiat), Scandinavia (Svensk), Japan (Kadokawa), South Korea (Korea Screen) and Thailand (Mono Group).
California Filmes took South and Central America. Earlier this year Ascot Elite bought German-speaking Europe and Koch Media acquired the UK rights. That leaves China as the only major market still unsold.
The film was produced by Southern Light Films’ Timothy White with Janelle Landers of WBMC co-producing. Media House Capital financed with production investment from Screen Australia, Daydream Productions, Deluxe Australia, Kojo, Screen NSW and ScreenWest.