XLrator Media has snagged North American distribution rights to Admiral, with plans to release the pic on its Turbo action label in early 2016. Set in the 17th century during the Anglo-Dutch naval war, the film follows the famous heroic figure Admiral Michiel de Ruyter as he leads the Dutch fleet in a battle against England, Germany, and France at a time when the young republic of Netherlands was on the brink of its own civil war.
Charles Dance (Game Of Thrones), Rutger Hauer and Frank Lammers (Black Book) star in the pic, which premiered at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. It’s directed by Roel Reiné whose credits include 2010’s The Scorpion King 3: Battle For Redemption and The Man With The Iron Fists 2 due out later this year. Lars Boon and Alex van Galen wrote the script. Reiné also executive produced and Klaas de Jong produced.
The deal was negotiated by XLrator Media’s Barry Gordon with Arclight Films’ Clay Epstein.