Paul Katis’ Afghanistan war drama Kilo Two Bravo, formerly known as Kajaki The True Story when Katis landed a BAFTA Award nomination this year for outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer, has been acquired by Search Engine and Honora. The deal comes ahead of its North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival’s City to City sidebar which this year showcases London-based filmmakers. The plan is to release the film on VOD on November 10 in the U.S. followed by a theatrical rollout beginning November 13. It already is on pre-order at iTunes.
The thriller penned by Tom Williams tells the true story of a platoon set out to disable a Taliban roadblock. On nearing the insurgents, one of the soldiers triggers a land mine, setting into motion a desperate rescue mission. David Elliot, Mark Stanley, Scott Kyle, Benjamin O’Mahony, Bryan Parry, Liam Ainsworth, Andy Gibbins, John Doughty, Paul Luebke, Thomas Davison, Grant Kilburn, Robert Mitchell, Jon Paul Bell, Malachi Kirby and Ali Cook star. Katis and Andrew De Lotbiniere produced, and Gareth Unwin is executive producer alongside Alexa Jago, Alec Mackenzie, Norman Merry, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross and Lee Vandermolen.
Good Universe has closed several international territories on Norm Of The North, the animated family comedy from Splash Entertainment. Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Loretta Devine and Bill Nighy voice roles in the pic about Norm, a fun-loving polar bear, and his three ragtag lemming pals in their bid to save their Arctic home. Traveling to New York City they take on the big apple, big business, and a big identity crisis in an effort to save the day from a maniacal land developer. Lionsgate will release in North American on January 15.
International sales rep Good Universe has sold the pic ahead of Toronto in 40 international territories including TF1 (France), Telepool (Germany), Village Roadshow (Australia/New Zealand), Notorious Pictures (Italy), Gussi (Latin America), Noori Pictures (South Korea), Grand Entertainment (Middle East), BlueReign (South Africa), Kinoswiat (Poland), ProRom (Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary), Blitz Film (Croatia, Serbia), ACME Film (Baltics), Tandem Film (Bulgaria), Forum Film (Israel), Medyavizyon(Turkey), Pris (Portugal), Myndform (Iceland), Cinemaxx (Indonesia), MVP/Viva (Philippines), Purple Plan (Singapore), TGV (Malaysia), Skyline Media (Vietnam), Fox (Asia Pay TV) and ATM Film (West Indies).