Samuel L Jackson, Peter Mullan Fly with Altitude

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Samuel L Jackson, Peter Mullan Fly with Altitude


Mitchell, Wendy, Screen International


Altitude Film Entertainment has announced further details of its production slate, including Samuel L Jackson attached for Big Game and Peter Mullan to star in The Loch.

Will Clarke's Altitude is partnering with Subzero Film Entertainment to produce Big Game, which will star Samuel L Jackson [pictured] as the US President.

The film marks the English-language debut from Jalmari Helander, the director of 2010 Finnish genre hit Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale. Rare Exports producer Petri Jokiranta will produce, with Altitude's Clarke and Andy Mayson co-producing alongside German partner Jens Meurer of Egoli Tossell Film. Alex Garland serves as executive producer.

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Big Game

The Loch

The action adventure is about a shy 13-year-old Finnish boy who has to spend the night in a local forest to prove his manhood; but when Air Force One is shot down by terrorists and the boy meets the US president, they fight to save themselves.

Big Game will shoot in late summer in Finland and Germany (Bavaria Studio Film Partners is also attached). Altitude is also handling sales and will introduce the project to buyers in Cannes.

Mullan to lead The Loch

James Watkins, director of The Woman In Black, has a joint company with Altitude, which is launching its first production, The Loch, written by Watkins and Simon Duric. Duric will make his feature directorial debut.

Peter Mullan has come on board to lead the cast.

The film is a character-driven horror thriller that is an update on the Loch Ness monster myth. The story follows a family hiding their own secrets who encounter dark forces on a weekend holiday near Loch Ness. It will shoot in late 2013. …

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