EXCLUSIVE: Henry Cavill, who brings his Man of Steel character to Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and two Justice League films, has formed his own production shingle and set its first feature project. Promethean Productions was created by Cavill, his brother Charlie Cavill and London-based producer Rex Glensy. Their first project will be Stratton, an action thriller that Promethean will produce with Amber Entertainment and GFM Films. It is based on an eight-novel series by Duncan Falconer, a pseudonym for an author who used his own military background to inform the lead character. John Stratton is an operative of the SBS who works with the Intelligence Detachment in Northern Ireland. The character seems a strong fit for Cavill, starting out in Kazakhstan and China and moving to mainland Europe and London.
“Having the opportunity to expand my horizons into filmmaking is incredibly exciting,” Henry Cavill said. “Getting to work so closely with my brother in this venture is equally so.”
The novels were originally optioned by Ileen Maisel and Lawrence Elman’s Amber Ltd; those producers brought it to Promethean. The two companies will co-produce the film set in Southern Italy, Rome and London. Filming will begin in the spring. GFM will provide financing and make worldwide sales at AFM. Music will be done by Hothouse Music, whose credits include The Hobbit and Les Miserables.
“We’ve known Ileen and Lawrence for many years and have come to understand their unique talent in finding and developing material,” said GFM’s Michael Ryan. “In optioning Duncan Falconer’s series of books, they have unearthed a character that Henry Cavill can inhabit and run with for a truly thrilling franchise.”
Henry Cavill next will be seen starring in The Man From U.N.C.L.E, which Warner Bros opens in August. CAA and United Agents rep him.