Saban Films will distribute War on Everyone, John Michael McDonagh’s new R-rated action comedy
Saban Films announced today that they are closing in on the North American distribution rights to War on Everyone, the R-rated action comedy from writer and director John Michael McDonagh (The Guard, Calvary). The film, which made its World Premiere at the 2016 Berlinale, followed by its U.S. Premiere at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival, stars Michael Peña (The Martian, Fury), Alexander Skarsgård (The Legend of Tarzan, True Blood), Theo James (Divergent franchise), and Tessa Thompson (Creed, Selma).
War on Everyone follows two corrupt cops in New Mexico who set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate someone who is more dangerous than they are. Or is he?
“In an era of increasingly heightened tensions across America between law enforcement agencies and the communities they vow to serve and protect,” McDonagh begins, “it gives me great pleasure to announce that Saban Films has the guts to take on US distribution of ‘War on Everyone,’ a film that is totally irresponsible, deliberately inflammatory, and completely lacking in any redeeming social or moral value whatsoever. Venceremos!”
“‘War on Everyone’ received great reactions out of both Berlin and SXSW and we feel very lucky to be working with John Michael McDonagh,” adds Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley. “The cast unite to create an incredible comedic team which equates to a fun, clever and unique film that will appeal to both broad commercial audiences as well as film enthusiasts.”
War on Everyone is produced by Chris Clark, Flora Fernandez Marengo and co-produced by Elizabeth Eves for Reprisal Films. Phil Hunt and Compton Ross also produce for Head Gear Films, with the support of the BFI Film Fund.