Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh announced today that its films, The Dark Fields and Kids in America will be added to Relativity’s film slate released by its own distribution team. The Warrior’s Way will additionally be distributed as part of a rent-a-system deal with production companies Emerald City and Sad Flutes. Other upcoming Relativity titles include Fighter, Skyline, Catfish and My Soul To Take, a film by Wes Craven. Relativitys distribution arm will also be releasing Jack Goes Boating, Let Me In, and Stone via a distribution deal with Overture.
Arriving March 4, 2011 is Kids in America starring Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, Teresa Palmer, Chris Pratt and Michelle Trachtenberg. In the vein of a John Hughes film, a recent MIT graduate decides to finally win the heart of his high school crush, who barely knew he existed, by creating a false identity and becoming the person he thinks she wants. The story follows the intersection of the 5 main characters at an all-night, no holds barred party. Michael Dowse directs the script written by Jackie Filgo and Jeff Filgo, with Ryan Kavanaugh producing alongside Imagine Entertainments Jim Whitaker and Susan Bowen. Executive Producers are Topher Grace, Tucker Tooley, Dany Wolf, and Gordon Kaywin.
Following on March 18, 2011 is The Dark Fields, starring Oscar-winner Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, and Anna Friel. Neil Burger directs Leslie Dixon’s script about a copywriter who discovers a top-secret drug which bestows him with super human abilities. As his usage begins to change his life, he begins to consider the drug’s shadowy origins; meanwhile, a group of killers trails his every move. The film is produced by Dixon, Scott Kroopf, Ryan Kavanaugh and executive produced by Tucker Tooley.
In theaters December 3, 2010 is The Warrior’s Way, a visually-stunning modern martial arts western starring Korean actor Dong-gun Jang who plays an Asian warrior assassin forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands. Rounding out the ensemble cast are Kate Bosworth, Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush, Danny Houston, and Tony Cox. The fantasy action film was written and directed by newcomer Sngmoo Lee, and is being produced by Barrie Osborne, Michael Peyser and Jooick Lee. Relativity is releasing the picture as a rent-a-system deal for Osborne’s Emerald City and Peyser’s Sad Flutes.
“We’re thrilled to be adding these two homegrown Relativity titles to our distribution slate and happy to be releasing ‘The Warrior’s Way’ on behalf of Emerald City and Sad Flutes,” said Kavanaugh, adding, “It’s an honor to have such great partnerships in these productions with both the filmmakers and talent.”
Per its arrangement with Relativity, Overture’s Jack Goes Boating will be released on September 17, 2010 and expands in the weeks to follow. Let Me In opens on October 1, 2010 and Stone on October 8, 2010 as a platform release.