XLrator Media has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the action-thriller Close Range starring Scott Adkins and directed by Isaac Florentine, who previously helmed sequels in the Undisputed and Ninja action franchise. Adkins, a stunt performer and martial arts expert, has cred as an actor with roles in The Bourne Ultimatum, The Expendables 2, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the upcoming Criminal opposite Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones. A fall 2015 release is planned on XLrator’s Turbo action label.
The pic recently sold at Berlin’s European Film Market for Canada, France, Benelux, Spain, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Africa, Turkey, China, India, and the Middle East.
Chad Law and Shane Dax Taylor wrote the script, centering on a rogue soldier-turned-outlaw who is thrust into a fight with a corrupt sheriff and a drug cartel to protect his sister and her daughter.
Ehud Bleiberg produced and Adkins and Nicholas Donnermeyer executive produced.