OpenRoadFilmsOpen Road Film has joined with Lakeshore Entertainment to co-produce and co-finance Miles, a feature film to be directed by Oliver Daly based on his original short which started a bidding war among producers last year. That battle was won by David S. Goyer and his Phantom Four Films, which developed the script with Daly. Open Road will now release the film domestically; the pic is currently casting with principal photography to begin late summer for an anticipated 2017 release.

Miles is about an 18-year-old boy in a small California town whose life is forever altered by a chance encounter with cutting-edge military technology. When he stumbles upon M.A.X., an escaped prototype of an advanced robot, he finds himself in an unlikely friendship, and the target of a massive manhunt that puts him and everyone he cares about in danger.

The film will be produced by Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi with Phantom Four’s Goyer and Kevin Turen.

Open Road will release the picture in North America and in certain international territories together with its output partners that include Sony (Eastern Europe, Canada, Greece, India, Latin America, Scandinavia, Spain, Middle East and Turkey), Telepool (Germany), Village Roadshow (Australia), eOne (UK and Benelux), Impuls (Switzerland), Ster Kinekor (South Africa) and Lev Films (Israel).  FilmNation handles Open Road’s international distribution territories.

Other international territories will be sold by Lakeshore International at the upcoming Cannes market.