Magazine article Screen International

?Charlie Hunnam, Bruce Willis, Blake Lively Movies on Signature Slate (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

?Charlie Hunnam, Bruce Willis, Blake Lively Movies on Signature Slate (Exclusive)

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Signature’s upcoming slate also includes in-house productions.


UK distributor Signature Entertainment revealed recent acquisitions at a slate presentation held at London’s Picturehouse Central venue last night.

Movies on the 2018 slate include Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek remake Papillon, World War Two action film The Bombing, starring Bruce Willis and co-produced by Mel Gibson, Blake Lively thriller All I See Is You, and previously announced action sequel Escape Plan 2 with Sylvester Stallone.

Picked up from Capstone, Toronto premiere Papillon follows the true-life story of ‘Papillon’ (Hunnam), a petty criminal who is framed for murder in 1930s France and condemned to a life sentence in the notorious colony on Devil’s Island. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with convicted murderer, Louis Dega (Malek), who agrees to help him escape in exchange for protection.

Also from Capstone is world war two action film The Bombing in which Willis plays US Airforce pilot Jack Johnson who trains the Chinese military to battle against the Japanese Air Force. Adrien Brody, Wei Fan and Simon Yam co-star.

From Sierra/Affinity, Signature acquired Marc Forster (World War Z) thriller All I See Is You about a young woman who is still haunted by an accident that took her sight years earlier. Living in Bangkok with her husband, she undergoes a cutting-edge operation that restores her vision but unsettles her relationship. The film is due for release in March 2018.

Icelandic-Belgian animation title Birdy, acquired from Arri Media International and set for a Q2, 2018 release, tells the story of a young golden plover having trouble learning to fly, who fails to migrate with his family to warmer climates. With the help of his friends, he is able to survive in a world full of natural enemies and is, at the end, celebrated as a hero.

CMG’s The Litte Vampire charts the story of Rudolph, a thirteen-year-old vampire, whose clan is threatened by a notorious vampire hunter. Voice cast includes Jim Carter (Downton Abbey) and Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter). …

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