UK distribution company Revolver has acquired four new titles for UK distribution, including Dominic Burns’ dystopian sci-fi thriller UFO, which saw Jean-Claude Van Damme and his daughter Bianca Bree shoot in the British city of Derby.
Revolver have optioned John Stockwell’s action thriller Dark Tide, with Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez, Tsui Hark’s Chinese-language 3D wuxia project Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, and Ciaran Foy’s Citadel, which made waves at the South by Southwest festival, report Screen.
Dominic Burns’ UFO is described by the director as: “Independence Day meets Monsters, told from the point of view of Signs”.
One sequence in the film is shot at Syn nightclub on Colyear Street, Derby, and involved 200 extras.
Revolver CEO Justin Marciano told Screen: “We’re delighted to add these exciting new titles to our slate at Revolver. Going forward, we are working on acquiring more ambitious titles, such as these, to add to our already diverse and eclectic catalog.
“Festival audiences have responded really well to titles such as Citadel and Flying Swords Of Dragon Gate, and we are all really thrilled to be working on it, and give these titles the best possible launch in the UK.”
Meanwhile, Revolver’s production arm Gunslinger will follow its work with Ron Scalpello on Offender by producing his next film Bootneck, it’s sixth production thus far.
IM Global will handle sales on the film and Gunslinger’s Nick Taussig will produce alongside Paul Van Carter.
Taussig said: “We are delighted to be working with Ron Scalpello again, who has showed such skill, assuredness and vision in his first feature, Offender.”