Signature Entertainment has secured distribution rights to three new titles from Highland Film Group for various territories ahead of the Virtual European Film Market, which kicks off on Thursday.
All three films are action thrillers harnesswith Mel Gibson and Kevin Dillon (Surroundings); the crime drama Banditalso with Gibson, alongside Josh Duhamel (Transformers) and Elisha Cuthbert (The girl next door); and horror comedy black friday, with genre veteran Bruce Campbell.
“We are thrilled to release three hugely entertaining yet very different action films featuring top-notch actors,” said Elizabeth Williams, Director of Acquisitions and Development at Signature. “Signature has a long-standing relationship with Highland, whose high-quality, actor-led commercial content is a perfect fit with the Signature brand.”
In a bomb squad thriller harness, which Signature will release later this year in the UK and Ireland, Gibson faces a race against time to rescue Orlando (Dillon), a hostage trapped with a pressurized bomb strapped under his seat in a block of flats. 60-storey offices. James Cullen Bressack directs, while Shannen Doherty (Charm) and Sam Asghari (can you keep a secret) co-starred.
From director Allan Ungar, Bandit covers the remarkable story of career criminal Gilbert Galvan, who got away with 59 bank robberies and jewelry worth $2.5 million while leading a double life as a family man Robert Whiteman . Duhamel stars as one of the most notorious bank robbers of all time, alongside Gibson as mobster and accomplice Tommy, with Cuthbert as Galvan’s unsuspecting wife, Andrea. Signature plans to release it in Scandinavia, the UK and Ireland later this year.
horror comedy black friday covers the biggest sale of the year, but this time the buyers are inhumane and bloodthirsty. A group of misfit employees, including store manager Jonathan, played by diabolical deathby Devon Sawa (Final destination) and Michael Jai White (black dynamite). Directed by Casey Tebo and written by Andy Greskoviak, black friday will be released in the UK, Australia and New Zealand this month.