The thriller MI-5, based on the hit UK TV series export will be getting theatrical release in North America this December from Saban Films. Starring Game of Thrones‘ Kit Harington and MI-5 vet Peter Firth, the film tracks the hunt for an escaped terrorist who breaks custody during a routine handover. When MI-5 is humiliated and relations with the CIA crippled, MI-5 agent Will Holloway (Harington) must team up with his former mentor, disgraced MI-5 Intelligence Chief Harry Pearce (Firth), to catch the terrorist before he commits a devastating attack in London. Jennifer Ehle, Tuppence Middleton, and Elyes Gabel also star.
The film premiered in the UK May 28 under the name Spooks: The Greater Good. Series director Bharat Nalluri returned to helm the film, bringing with him series writers Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent David Wolstencroft created and wrote the original UK series. Produced by Ollie Madden, Jane Featherstone and Stephen Garrett for Shine Pictures and Kudos, MI-5 the film was co-produced by Jane Hooks and Robert Norris. Bromiley and Ness Saban negotiated the deal on behalf of Saban Films with WME Global on behalf of the filmmakers.