Saban Films has purchased U.S. circulation rights to essayist/chief Maria Pulera’s supernatural spine chiller “Between Worlds,” starring Nicolas Cage, Penelope Mitchell, Franka Potente, and Hopper Penn.
Eric Banoun and David Hillary created alongside Pulera through their company Rise Up LLC. Saban is planning a day-and-date theatrical/VOD release.
Cage portrays a down-on-his-fortunes truck driver haunted by the memory of his deceased spouse and kid. He meets a spiritually skilled woman, played by Potente, who enrolls him in a desperate push to locate the lost soul of her comatose daughter (Mitchell). Be that as it may, the soul of his dead spouse demonstrates more grounded, having the young lady’s body.
Saban’s Bill Bromiley said, “Nic’s talent and star control is unparalleled. Having worked with him on various movies, for example, ‘The Trust’ and ‘USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage,’ we’re excited to be re-teaming with him and convey this to our audiences.”
The deal was announced on Tuesday at the Cannes Film Festival. “Between Worlds” marks Saban’s fifth acquisition at the fest, following deals for the anthology “Berlin, I Love You,” with Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, and Jim Sturgess; Matthew Ross’ “Siberia,” starring Keanu Reeves; Gerard Butler’s “Managers”; and David L.G. Hughes’ “Viking Destiny.”
“‘Between Worlds’ has been a genuine passion venture for me and I am excited to partner with Saban for the theatrical release of my film in the U.S. market,” Pulera said. “The story is an unusual approach to the traditional spine chiller, however appeals to the more extensive audience and jumps profound into the topics of family, love, and betrayal.”
Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban, and Jonathan Deckter facilitated it on behalf of Voltage Pictures, which is also handling international sales.