Entertainment One Films Canada (eOne Films Canada) announces that it has successfully secured a series of highly sought-after films for the Canadian market in Cannes including, Little Prince from WildBunch, Somnia from Sierra Affinity and Viral from Blumhouse International.
“It’s been a very active market and we’re thrilled to secure these three great films for Canadian audiences,” said Bryan Gliserman, President, eOne Films Canada. “It’s exciting to partner on these highly coveted projects.”
In Little Prince, based on a universally-adored children’s novella of the same name, a pilot crashes in the desert and meets a little boy from a distant planet. As the pilot repairs his plane, the little prince regales him with stories about his home and the foolish inhabitants of nearby asteroids. From director Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda), the film features the voices of James Franco, Rachel McAdams, Jeff Bridges, Benicio Del Toro and Paul Giamatti. Little Prince is produced by Onyx Films’ Aton Soumache and Dimitri Rassam. eOne is planning a wide release for Thanksgiving 2016 together with Paramount who have secured the film for the US.
Somnia stars Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane and is a haunting, emotionally absorbing supernatural thriller about an orphaned child whose dreams – and nightmares – manifest physically as he sleeps. Directed by Mike Flanagan and co-written by Flanagan and Jeff Howard, Demarest Films and MICA Entertainment financed the film, with Intrepid Pictures’ Trevor Macy and Demarest’s Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson as producers. Mali Elfman and D. Scott Lumpkin served as executive producers. eOne is planning a wide release in early 2015, alongside Relativity who is distributing Somnia in the US.
From the horror hit makers, Viral stars Sophia Black De’lia and Analeigh Tipton and will be directed by the talented Catfish team of Henry Joost and Ariel Shulman. In Viral, sisters Emma and Stacey live a seemingly normal life in their small suburban neighborhood. But when their county succumbs to the spread of a parasitic virus, they’re put to the test to survive a city-wide quarantine, with the increasingly violent infected trapped inside. An IM Global and Blumhouse Productions film, Jason Blum serves as a producer for Blumhouse, Matt Kaplan for Chapter One Films, and Sherryl Clark for Busted Shark. IM Global CEO Stuart Ford and President of Production Matt Jackson are executive producing alongside Charles Layton. Viral is being handled in the US by The Weinstein Company/Dimension.