Tom Holland, who will suit up as Peter Parker in Sony’s Spider-Man reboot being directed by Jon Watts, will take on another adventure first, joining the cast of Lost City Of Z, the big-screen adaptation of David Grann’s bestselling book. Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson star in the pic, which follows conscripted soldier and born explorer Percy Fawcett (Hunnam) who disappeared in the 1920s while searching for a mythical city in the Amazon jungles of Brazil that he believed he discovered on a prior expedition. James Gray wrote and is directing the movie, which began shooting today in Belfast before moving to Colombia through the fall.
MICA Entertainment is financing the pic, and Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are producing via their Plan B Entertainment along with Anthony Katagas and Dale Johnson. MadRiver Pictures’ Marc Butan is executive producing as are MICA’s Julie B. May and Glenn Murray. Sierra/Affinity is repping international sales and CAA has domestic rights to the film.
ARC Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Garm Wars: The Last Druid, a action-sci-fi thriller 15 years in the making directed by Ghost In The Shell helmer Mamoru Oshii. Co-written with Geoffrey Gunn, Melanie St-Pierre, Kevin Durand and Lance Henriksen star and the pic is set for an October 2 release in theaters and VOD.
The live-action/CGI pic is set on the planet Annwn, inhabited by the Garm, which engaged in perpetual warfare among three tribes, and the plot centers on a small band of warriors who struggle across the land in the search for answers to their existence, encountering raging storms, fierce giants, and mechanical mayhem. They survive these trials only to meet their most difficult challenge yet. Makoto Asanuma, Tetsu Fujimura, Mitsuhisa Ishikawa and Lyse Lafontaine produced.