Village Roadshow Photographs has partnered with fellow financier and motion picture producer Rivulet Movies on a feature movie sequel to 2009’s “Law Abiding Citizen.”
The unique movie, directed by F. Gary Gray, centered on assistant district lawyer Nick Rice’s (Jamie Foxx) pursuit of Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler), a disappointed father who implements an elaborate and twisted strategy to deliver down the entire judicial program in Philadelphia soon after a plea discount sets absolutely free the person who murdered his wife and daughter.
It grossed $73.4 million in North The us and $127 million around the world. Recently manufactured out there on Netflix, the 2009 movie was, for time, the platform’s 3rd most viewed movie.
Plot details of the sequel have not been disclosed. Screenwriter Kurt Wimmer and the original producer Lucas Foster will both equally return, with Foster generating less than his Warp Movies banner. Rivulet Films’ Rob Paris and Mike Witherill are manufacturing. Butler and his G-Base lover Alan Siegel will also develop. Village Roadshow Pictures’ Tristen Tuckfield and Jillian Apfelbaum will executive develop on behalf of VRP.
New York-primarily based Vine Alternate Investments has a controlling desire in Village Roadshow Amusement Group, the dad or mum corporation of both of those VRP and Village Roadshow Television. VRP has extensive held a co-funding arrangement with Warner Bros., but it is at present suing the studio above its release of “Matrix Revolutions” concurrently in theaters and on HBO Max.
Rivulet Media is a publicly traded media and leisure organization with producer-financier Mike Witherill and undertaking trader Aaron Klusman serving as president and chairman/CEO respectively.
“I am delighted to associate with Rob, Mike and Village Roadshow Pictures, together with my recurrent imaginative lover Kurt Wimmer, to revisit these wonderful figures and this powerful subject matter which looks even extra pertinent nowadays than when we created the first film. We’re going to blow your mind… once again,” reported Foster.
Rivulet’s Paris and Witherill mentioned: “The demand for clever, star-pushed action thrillers in the marketplace is palpable, and this is a single of individuals rare unexploited franchise alternatives that was too great to move up.”
In addition to “Law Abiding Citizen,” Wimmer and Foster have collaborated on films together with: “Equilibrium,” starring Christian Bale “Street Kings,” starring Keanu Reeves and a reboot of Stephen King’s “Children of the Corn.” Wimmer has also written “Total Recall” for Columbia Pics, “Point Break” for Alcon/Warner Bros., “Salt” for Columbia Photos/Sony Pictures Enjoyment and “The Thomas Crowne Affair” for United Artists/MGM. He a short while ago wrote the original screenplay titled “The Beekeeper,” an motion movie that David Ayer is on board to immediate with Jason Statham set to star.
Rivulet financed and produced “Please Toddler Be sure to,” starring Demi Moore and Andrea Riseborough. The firm recently acquired Derek Kolstad’s unique screenplay Acolyte, which they are funding and generating together with Swiss distributor and producer Ascot Elite Entertainment.