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
Robert Sheehan chats with Digital Spy about Fortitude which will be airing in just TWO days on Sky Atlantic. We also get a new quality promotional still of Robert!
It was the TV show that brought us a woman’s gut being torn open with a fork… and now Fortitude is back for more “graphic madness”.
The first series of Sky Atlantic’s chiller – which aired in 2015 – told a dark and twisted tale about parasitic wasps which invaded the human body, provoking violent behaviour in their hosts.
The story for series two is strictly under wraps, but actor Robert Sheehan – who joins the show as the enigmatic Vladek Klimov – has promised that it would be pulling back on the bloodshed.
“I can’t say [what happens] but loads of people get murdered,” Sheehan told press including Digital Spy.
“The show doesn’t pull any punches, which is really interesting. There’s a sort of an etiquette to TV anywhere in the world – there are parts emotionally and graphically where the show has to lean away from its own intensity…
“But I think this show very much stayed with, and challenged the audience to stay with, the graphic madness of the show. It’s a lot to take when you start watching it.”
The ex-Misfits star described his character Vladek as “a young man on a mission” – hell-bent on confronting the evil force that has descended upon Fortitude.
“From the hangover of the first series, he feels there’s a deep fundamental illness in the place that he has to deal with. He’s a man who has inherited this responsibility. He talks about it historically, it’s not the first time – it’s a fight that has happened before.
“It’s not immediately obvious at first, but he is good and has good intentions, however twisted his actions might seem.”
Fortitude returns to Sky Atlantic on Thursday (January 26) at 9pm. The entire 10-part series will also be available to watch on Sky Box Sets, immediately after episode one airs.
A new press release for the new series of Sky Atlantic’s Fortitude includes interviews and promotional stills with Robert Sheehan and cast! For those who like spoilers, there are also some new episode summaries!
If you can’t access the official press release for any reason, you can always find them in full resolution in the photo gallery, along with the original still (exclusively without text).