Magazine article Screen International

QED to Sell the Outsider at AFM

Magazine article Screen International

QED to Sell the Outsider at AFM

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EXCLUSIVE: The AFM projects continued to heat up this week as it emerged that Worldview Entertainment has come on to finance and produce the Yakuza thriller previously set up at Silver Pictures.

Takashi Miike will direct the story from a screenplay written by Andrew Baldwin from an idea by Linson Entertainment's John Linson. QED International will introduce the crime thriller to buyers at the AFM next week.

The Outsider centres on an American former G.I. in post-WWII Japan who joins a Yakuza crime family.

Principal photography will commence in Japan in early 2014. John Linson will produce with Art Linson, Worldview's Christopher Woodrow and Molly Conners and QED's Bill Block. Worldview's Maria Cestone and Sarah E Johnson will serve as executive producers with Anton Lessine and Sasha Shapiro. …

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