Jason Statham and glossy acclaimed director Man Ritchie are teaming up once more, this time for a globetrotting spy thriller, “Five Eyes.”
Ritchie will direct and produce the movie from a screenplay written by Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies. The “Aladdin” director has labored with the screenwriters on his most up-to-date two movies”The Gents” and the upcoming “Wrath of Man,” previously known as “Cash Truck,” additionally starring Statham.
“Five Eyes” will observe MI6 guns-and-steel agent Orson Fortune (Statham) who’s recruited by world intelligence alliance 5 Eyes to trace down and cease the sale of a lethal new weapons expertise that threatens to disrupt the world order. Reluctantly paired with CIA high-tech professional Sarah Fidel, Fortune units off on a globe-trotting mission the place he must use all of his appeal, ingenuity and stealth to trace down and infiltrate billionaire arms dealer Greg Simmonds.
Principal images on the movie is about to start out in Europe in October 2020.
“Guy Ritchie’s ‘Five Eyes’ is his next collaboration with Jason, commencing with ‘Snatch,’ following the upcoming film, ‘Wrath of Man’ and the global success of ‘The Gentlemen,’ in partnership with STXfilms,” Miramax CEO Invoice Block stated in a press release. “We’re excited to be reunited with the STX team, as well as Ritchie and Statham whose undeniable chemistry, philosophy and talent will surely attract a massive appeal from audiences worldwide.”
The movie is about up at Miramax and STXfilms, a division of STX Leisure, has secured worldwide distribution rights. STX will distribute straight within the U.S., U.Ok., and Eire, with STXinternational dealing with gross sales to overseas patrons on the upcoming Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant. STXfilms Ritchie’s “The Gentlemen” earlier this 12 months. The movie grossed $115 million on the worldwide field workplace.
Statham final appeared in “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” alongside facet Dwayne Johnson, which grossed $759 million worldwide.
“Jason is a global box office heavy weight, and when teamed with Guy Ritchie, that’s an irresistible combination,” STXfilms Movement Image Group Chairman Adam Fogelson stated in a press release. “It’s a thrill to be back in business with Guy, Bill and the team at Miramax after our shared success on The Gentlemen and we believe Five Eyes is the kind of film our partners overseas will love as much as we do.”
Block will produce for Miramax, which can be totally financing the movie. Atkinson additionally serves as producer. CAA Media Finance organized financing and brokered the US, UK, and Eire distribution deal.
Statham’s deal was negotiated by Patrick Knapp of Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher. Ritchie was represented on the deal by CAA and legal professional Matt Saver.