UK director Peter Nicholson (Nuremberg: Goering’s Last Stand, Pompeii: The Last Day) is prepping feature psychological thriller Dartmoor Killing with principal photography to begin on June 10th. Isabelle Grey (Accused) wrote the script about two twentysomething friends who are led into a web of mind games, sexual deceit and betrayal when they meet an enigmatic stranger on a weekend trip. Gemma-Leah Devereux (The Tudors), Rebecca Night (Lark Rise To Candleford) and Callum Blue (Colombiana, Smallville) star with David Hayman (Queen And Country, Jack Ryan) and theater actress Olivia Morgan also in the cast. Producer is Jayne Chard with Penny Wolf and Luke Randolph exec producing. The film was developed with the support of Film London’s Build Your Audience and Micro- Market.
International Film Trust has sold out on Cannes market title You Shall Know Our Velocity. The Peter Sollett-directed comedy stars Daniel Radcliffe and is based on the Dave Eggers novel. Key deals were closed in the UK (Solo Media) and China (HGC), with a multi-territory pact with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions that covers such markets as France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, Korea and Latin America. CAA and UTA are repping U.S. rights. Shooting is scheduled for 2015 on the film about two mismatched friends trying to give away an insurance payout while taking a third friend’s ashes to the Pyramids.
The UK’s Rare Television has acquired a majority stake in London- and Northern Ireland-based factual producer 360Production. Newly launched Rare Television is headed by former Handmade CEO and Ingenious Ventures co-founder, Antony Fraser, and former joint managing director of Red Arrow Entertainment, Joel Denton, with financial backing from Forward Private Equity and Bob & Co. John Farren, CEO and creative director of 360Production, will take a seat on the board of Rare Television, alongside 360Production managing director Mark Wright. The company was founded in 2008, initially concentrating on high-end history and science programming. It has since added online short-form, animated and educational content to its portfolio. Rare Television is aiming to acquire up to three more independent factual producers within the next two years.