Stuart Ford’s sales and finance powerhouse IM Global has closed a slew of deals on the Andrew Garfield-starring and Mel Gibson-directed Hacksaw Ridge, confirming its pre-market status as one of the hottest titles at this year’s EFM.
Universum has bought the project from Germany, Andrea Leone for Italy, Dea Planeta for Spain, Mis Label for Scandinavia, Pancinema for Korea, Sun Distribution for Latin America, Entertainment in Motion for Airlines, M-NET for South Africa, Cinema 21 for Indonesia, Impuls for Switzerland, Freeman Entertainment for Poland, Spentzos for Greece, Pinema for Turkey, Applause for Taiwan, AQS for Czech/Slovak, Bravos for Hong Kong, Freeman Entertainment for selected East European territories, Apsara for Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Asia pay TV, United King for Israel.
The epic film tells the true story of Desmond T Doss, the first conscientious objector in U.S. history to win the Congressional Medal of Honor.
The project is being led by producers Bill Mechanic (Coraline) through his Pandemonium banner and David Permut (Face Off), through Permut Presentations. Terry Benedict (The Death Of Reasonable Doubt) and Steve Longi (Youth In Revolt) are co-producers. Gregory Crosby is an associate producer. Walden Media has also been developing the project.
Deadline first reported the news that Mel Gibson and Andrew Garfield had boarded the project.