Olivier Megaton to Direct Land of the Living


Emjag Productions, Stone Village, Battleplan Productions, Film 360 and Dro Entertainment announced today that the companies will jointly produce the psychological abduction thriller Land of the Living, with Scott Pictures — Stone Village¬ís finance arm — fully financing the film.

Olivier Megaton (Colombiana, Taken 2) will direct the film from a screenplay by Sean Gullette. The feature film, based on the best-selling British novel by Nicci French (the pseudonym of British husband-and-wife team Nicci Gerard and Sean French), will be produced by Emjag’s Alexandra Milchan, Stone Village’s Scott Steindorff, Battleplan Productions’ Marc Frydman, Film 360’s Scott Lambert and Dro Entertainment¬ís Peter Fruchtman. Stone Village’s Dylan Russell and Scott LaStaiti will executive produce the film. Shooting is expected to begin in January 2013.

Land of the Living tells the story of Abbie Devereaux, a young advertising executive who is abducted on the streets of Los Angeles, manages to escape and –withalmost no help from the police — tracks down her would-be killer.

“This is a high adrenaline thriller based on an incredibly intense and provocative novel, and we are ecstatic about having Olivier Megaton onboard to bring this to movie audiences around the world,” said the producers in a joint statement.