Lionsgate Picks Up Dredd , Safe and Protection


Lionsgate announced today that the studio has picked up U.S. distribution rights for IM Global’s Dredd, Safe and Protection.

Written and directed by Boaz Yakin, the Jason Statham-starrer Safe will be the first title released under the deal, though no date has been set yet.

Dredd starts production on November 12 in Cape Town, South Africa. Directed by Pete Travis, the $45 million-budgeted 3D project will star Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby.

A March production start is planned for Protection, to be directed by Simon West and starring Dwayne Johnson. The action thriller will shoot in New Mexico.