BREAKING: Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Tomboy, A Revenger’s Tale, Walter Hill’s crime thriller starring Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, Anthony LaPaglia and Caitlin Gerard. One of the more controversial films in the genre, it follows a hitman (Rodriguez) who was double-crossed by gangsters and forced to undergo sex-reassignment surgery as punishment and then seeks revenge against them and the surgeon (Weaver). No release date was announced.
The film was written by Hill and Denis Hamill. “This is a revenge action thriller with a twist,” said Saban Film’s Bill Bromiley. “Tomboy, A Revenger’s Tale is a unique and clever film which will take audience on a cool adventure.”
SBS Films’ Saïd Ben Saïd produced the film alongside Michel Merkt, and Solution Entertainment Group is handling global sales. SBS Productions is represented by Behr Abramson Levy.
ICM Partners negotiated the deal on behalf of filmmakers, and Bill Bromiley and Ness Saban negotiated the deal on behalf of Saban Films.
Saban Films’ also recently acquired Colm McCarthy’s The Girl with All the Gifts, starring Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close, and Sennia Nanua, and John Michael McDonagh’s War on Everyone, starring Michael Peña, Alexander Skarsgård, Theo James and Tessa Thompson.
It also acquired Renny Harlin’s action comedy Skiptrace, starring Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville, out of Berlin. Additional upcoming titles in the Saban Films slate include sci-fi horror film Cell starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson and I Am Wrath with John Travolta.