Nightshooters is picked up by Lightning Entertainment
We’ve got some great movie news for you dear readers, Blazing Minds has learned that Lightning Entertainment has picked up International sales rights to Ascendant Releasing’s Martial Arts action film NIGHTSHOOTERS starring upcoming action star and SAG Nominated Jean-Paul Ly (Jailbreak, Doctor Strange), Doug Allen (Band of Brothers) and Nicholas Aaron (Band of Brothers, Casualty).
“We’re delighted to be working with Lightning Entertainment on NIGHTSHOOTERS. They immediately saw the same potential in Marc Price’s vision for the film that we did, and they’re the perfect partners for this. We hope this is the first of many collaborations between us” says Bart Ruspoli of Ascendant.
After forging a very successful acting career for himself in England and in Italy, Bart expanded into production and writing. After working as first a script reader then a script editor at Great British Films, Bart worked on numerous scripts including Bye Bye Blackbird, Minotaur, Lord of War and Tell No One. Bart’s first TV series -the Sci-fi Horror Order 8 was optioned at treatment stage by Circle Multimedia, the production company behind Wire In the Blood. With the multi-award winning Devil’s Playground providing his breakthrough and selling in 13 territories, Bart went on with Freddie Hutton-Mills to produce Screwed and then co-write and direct Genesis, Cryptic and World War Dead, alongside an 8 episode TV series called The Big Picture which is in development. A fan of the genre, Bart has a number of sci-fi features which are in discussions with distributors for potential co-productions.
Andrew Brown, head of sales at Lightning commented: “Lightning are thrilled to be working with such a talented and exciting team on internationally award-winning director Marc Price’s third film. Together with Jean-Paul Ly, touted as one of the biggest action stars of his generation, and a fantastic cast, the team have delivered a stunning blend of superb martial arts action with the very best of a British gangster film!”
NIGHTSHOOTERS wrapped production in early January and will be released in the UK in July of this year by Ascendant Releasing. Here at Blazing Minds we’re looking forward to seeing the movie when it is released and we’ll certainly bring you our thoughts with a review as soon as we can.
Lightning Entertainment will start approaching buyers at the Berlinale in this month.