Dean Devlin’s latest directorial effort, Bad Samaritan, starring David Tennant and Robert Sheehan, has sold in a slew of territories at the Cannes market.
New buyers include Dutch Filmworks, who will do a wide theatrical release in the Netherlands and all Dutch-speaking territories. Wise & Wide bought all rights for Korea, Tanweer bought multiple territories including Turkey, Greece, Indonesia and Malaysia and Jaguar bought international airlines. As previously announced, the project also sold to Atlas in Germany, Imagem in Latin America and Eagle in the Middle East.
Written by Brandon Boyce, the film, being sold by Electric Entertainment, centers on two car valets who use their business as a front to burglarize the houses of their unsuspecting customers. Devlin, known for writing Independence Day and 1998’s Godzilla, also wrote and directed the upcoming sci-fi actioner Geostorm starring Gerard Butler.
Bad Samaritan is looking at a release of Spring 2018.
The first poster for Dean Devin’s upcoming thriller starring Robert Sheehan and David Tennant has just dropped! Electric Entertainment has listed the release for Spring 2018.
The film evolves around a pair of young valets who use their business as a front to burglarize the houses of their unsuspecting patrons. The two find themselves way out of their depth when they target the wrong house with a woman inside being held captive. IMDB
Electric Entertainment will be talking up worldwide rights to company founder Dean Devlin’s Bad Samaritan. David Tennant and Robert Sheehan star in the tale of car valets who burgle the wrong house.
Filming is expected to begin very soon in Portland, Oregon. Devlin has stated a set for Winter!
Robert is joining David Tennant in Bad Samaritan directed by Dean Devlin which is set to begin filming later this year . The thriller evolves around a pair of young valets who use their business as a front to burglarize the houses of their unsuspecting patrons. The two find themselves way out of their depth when they target the wrong house with a woman inside being held captive.
Some of you may remember the Hunger interview back in October last year  where Robert spoke of being a part of another one of Devlin’s films;
Hunger: Next year is a busy year for you then with Geostorm‘s release as well…
Yep, that’s coming out! There’s a project that the director of Geostorm, Dean Devlin wants me to do. Hopefully going to shoot that in the first quarter of next year and it’s a thriller set in a neighbourhood in Portland. Hopefully that will happen but it’s based on schedules. That’s the thing about being an actor, you’re constantly floating around in a chaos soup waiting for other people’s schedules to align with your own. That’s my foggy future for the time being!
I had my eye on Dean Devlin’s upcoming film called No Good Deed for quite some time as the plot sounded similar to the one Robert had described back in October, and as it turns out that Bad Samaritan is, in fact, the same film. You can check out the IMDB here. Robert has yet to be added. We can expect Bad Samaritan to release sometime next year!
The press release is below –
Dean Devlin will direct the feature about two car valets who moonlight as petty thieves.
Robert Sheehan is joining David Tennant in Bad Samaritan.
The Misfits actor will be featured along with the Doctor Who star in the Dean Devlin-directed thriller that follows two car valets who use their business as a front to steal from their patrons, until the petty thieves finally burglarize the wrong home.
Brandon Boyce penned the script, and Devlin is producing through his Electric Entertainment banner. Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan will also produce.
Production on the film is set to begin later this year in the Portland, Oregon, area.
The Irish actor will next be seen in the Devlin-directed disaster thriller Geostorm, opposite Gerard Butler, which hits theater on Oct. 20, 2017.
Sheehan is repped by Gersh, the U.K.’s Lisa Richards and Felker Toczek.