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    Optimum Acquires Films by Besson and Malick Optimum Acquires Films by Besson and Malick Distributor announces it has picked up nine movies including dramas,
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 11, 2010
      Optimum Acquires Films by Besson and Malick
      Optimum Acquires Films by Besson and Malick
      Distributor announces it has picked up nine movies
      including dramas, documentaries, and action films









      By Wrap Staff



      Published: April 08, 2010










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      Optimum
      Releasing, a subsidiary of StudioCanal, has acquired nine films by the
      likes of Terrence Malick and Luc Besson, the distributor announced on
      Thursday. Terms of the deals were not disclosed, but many of the films
      come with an impressive roster of talent and cover a diverse range of
      genres. Optimum has previously had success releasing such critically
      acclaimed films as "The Wrestler," "Vicky Christina Barcelona," and "The
      Hurt Locker."

      Here's a quick look at the projects Optimum
      snapped up:

      - "The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec":
      Luc Besson’s fantasy action adventure is scheduled to open in France in
      mid April. Set in early twentieth century Paris, the film tells the
      story of a popular novelist/detective and her dealings with would-be
      suitors, the cops, dinosaurs, and other distractions.

      -Untitled
      Terrence Malick project: Scheduled to begin shooting later this year in
      Oklahoma, the romantic drama will star Christian Bale, Rachel McAdams,
      Javier Bardem and Olga Kurylenko.

      - "True Legend":
      Action/martial arts adventure from Yuen Woo Ping (best known for his
      fight choreography work on the "Matrix Trilogy," "Kill Bill 1 and 2,"
      and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"). The film stars Wenzhou Zhao, Xun
      Zhou, Andy On, Xiaodong Guo, Cung Lee, David Carradine, Jay Chou, Gordon
      Liu, and Michelle Yeoh. Su Qi-Er, a wealthy man living during the Qing
      Dynasty, loses his fortune and reputation as a result of a conspiracy
      against him. After being forced out onto the streets, Su dedicates his
      life to martial arts and re-emerges as a patriotic hero known as the
      "King of Beggars”.

      -"Ong Bak 3": Tony Jaa directs the martial
      arts film sequel, which stars Primrata Dejudom, Dan Chupong alongside
      Jaa himself.

      -"Dog Pound": Prison drama directed by Kim
      Chapiron will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

      -"Sarah's
      Key": Based on Tatiana de Rosnay’s best-selling novel, this drama stars
      Kristin Scott Thomas, Melusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup, and Aidan
      Quinn. The film is currently in post-production and set for a French
      release in October.

      -"Julia's Eyes": Directed and co-written by
      Guillem Morales ("The Uninvited Guest"), and produced by Guillermo del
      Toro, this Spanish language psychological drama/thriller is currently in
      post-production.

      -"The Revelation of the Pyramids": Patrice
      Pooyard’s documentary explores the archeological mysteries of the
      pyramids.

      -"L'Amour Fou": Pierre Thoretton’s documentary
      examines the relationship between Yves Saint Laurent and his life
      companion Pierre Bergé. The film follows Bergé as he decides to sell
      their private art collection after the couturier's death.








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