Independent financing, production and sales company IM Global will fully finance Dead Man Down, to be produced by Neal H. Moritz’s Original Film and screenwriter J.H. Wyman of Frequency Films, it was announced today by IM Global founder and CEO Stuart Ford and Moritz.
Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) will direct the $30 million action thriller, which stars Colin Farrell (Total Recall, Horrible Bosses) and Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows).
Moritz (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise, I Am Legend, XXX) will produce alongside screenwriter J.H. Wyman (“Fringe,” The Mexican). Original’s Ori Marmur will executive produce with Reid Shane of Frequency.
Following the cinematic phenomenon The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, director Oplev and leading lady Rapace reunite for another thrilling tale of vengeance, with Colin Farrell joining the prestigious team as Victor, right hand man to an underground crime lord in New York City who is seduced and blackmailed by Beatrice (Rapace), a crime victim seeking retribution. Their intense chemistry leads them spiraling into payback delivered in violent catharsis.
Dead Man Down, a powerful action thriller and portrait of two people caught in the crosshairs of revenge, is scheduled to start shooting in early 2012.
Said Ford, “‘Dead Man Down’ is a terrific script and we’re thrilled to be in business with a producer of Neal’s caliber and such high profile talent as Niels, Colin and Noomi.”
Said Moritz, “I could not be any more excited about ‘Dead Man Down’ and the team we have assembled. Joel Wyman has written a terrific script, Colin and Noomi are perfect casting and Niels is a truly gifted filmmaker. My partners at IM Global and I look forward to delivering a terrific action thriller to the marketplace.”