LIONSGATE Shatters Sales Records At This Years CANNES Film Festival, THE LAST WITCH HUNTER, REAWAKENING Among Top Films

Lionsgate does not play games when it comes to the Cannes Film Festival. They played hardball and walked away with a cool $250 Million in International sales. Among the films featured was The Last Witch Hunter and Reawakening. Both are horror related so we HAD to let you know about each. Check it out below.

From The Press Release:

CANNES, France May 22, 2013 – Lionsgate  continued to dazzle its international distribution partners with its lineup of films for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, achieving a Company record of more than $250 million in sales for nine titles that included MOCKINGJAY 1 & 2, the third and fourth installments of the global blockbuster HUNGER GAMES franchise, STEP UP 5 and upcoming Lionsgate and Summit titles such as DRAFT DAY, THE LAST WITCH HUNTER and Lionsgate UK’s A LITTLE CHAOS.


 The record total surpassed last year’s mark by more than 50% and doesn’t include the expected revenue from territories where Lionsgate distributes directly, such as the UK, or through distribution partnerships such as its 50/50 joint venture with IDC in Latin America and its partnership with Universal Pictures in India.

 “Our strong performance at Cannes this year is attributable in part to the international framework we’ve set in place combining output deals around the world with self-distribution in key territories such as the UK and Latin America,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chair Patrick Wachsberger.  “This infrastructure gives us enormous flexibility and is already delivering remarkable results.”

Here’s some info on the two horror films among the ones sold to international distributors at Cannes.

THE LAST WITCH HUNTER (Mark Canton Production, One Race Entertainment, Emmett/Furla)


Cast: Vin Diesel


Director: Breck Eisner


Writer: Cory Goodman


Producers: Mark Canton, Bernie Goldman, and Vin Diesel


Synopsis: In THE LAST WITCH HUNTER, an immortal witch hunter (Diesel) partners with his natural enemy, a female witch, to stop the covens of NYC from unleashing a plague on humanity.


Territory sales include:


·         e1 – Canada, UK, Australia


·         Studio Canal – Germany


·         Ascot Elite – Switzerland


·         SND – France


·         Aurum (e1) – Spain


·         Nordisk – Scandinavia


·         Belga – Benelux


·         Central Partnership – CIS


·         Monolith – Poland


·         Jaguar – Middle East

·         IDC – Latin America

REAWAKENING (Blumhouse Productions, Mosaic)


Cast: Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass


Director: David Gelb


Writer: Luke Dawson and Jeremy Slater


Producers: Blumhouse’s Jason Blum and Mosaic Media Group


Synopsis:  In REAWAKENING, a team of research students discovers the secret to bringing subjects back from the dead however their actions result in a series of sinister consequences.


Territory sales include:


·         Lionsgate UK – UK


·         Wild Bunch – Germany


·         Impuls – Switzerland


·         Metropolitan – France


·         Belga – Benelux


·         West – CIS


·         Monolith – Poland


·         Eagle – Middle East


·         Fida – Turkey


·         IDC – Latin America

·         Golden Harvest – Taiwan, Hong Kong


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