EXCLUSIVE: Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films partners Randall Emmett and George Furla have made a production pact with newly formed Baker Entertainment Group’s Jonathan Baker and president Mike Burns. Deal calls for them to co-finance and co-produce three films together. That starts with Inconceivable, a Chloe King-scripted $15 million Hamptons-set thriller that will mark Baker’s directorial debut. The film has a September start date and Baker will produce with Burns, Emmett and Furla. Lionsgate will distribute and casting is underway.
“Working with Randall Emmett and George Furla for so many years has laid the foundation for a synergistic union of two innovative and exciting companies,” Burns said. “I’m pleased and honored to lead the way for Baker Entertainment to emerge as a unique content provider alongside a company with such a longstanding track record as EFOF.”
EFOF and Lionsgate recently extended its deal for another 10 pictures, with David Mamet’s Speed The Plow and the Bruce Willis-starrer Precious Cargo among the films. EFO is in production on Martin Scorsese’s Silence, starring Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield, shooting in Taiwan, and in post on 90 Minutes In Heaven with Kate Bosworth and Hayden Christensen and Extraction with Willis, Kellan Lutz and Gina Carano.