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California Pictures

May 18, 2012 05:57 ET

California Pictures Attends 2012 Cannes International Film Festival With the Sci-Fi Action Thriller "Scavengers"

CANNES, FRANCE--(Marketwire - May 18, 2012) - California Pictures will unveil the trailer to their upcoming sci-fi action thriller SCAVENGERS at the 2012 Cannes International Film Festival. SCAVENGERS, which is currently in final post-production, stars Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints, Powder), Jeremy London (The CW's "7th Heaven" and "Party of Five"), and Roark Critchlow (ABC's "V"). Steven Istock, President of California Pictures, made today's announcement at Cannes.

"We're very excited to be unveiling SCAVENGERS here," commented Istock. "We've already got strong interest from North American distributors and plan to ink foreign territories while here as well. What better place to do this in the world than at the Cannes Film Festival."

Directed by Travis Zariwny, SCAVENGERS follows two rival space crews that battle to obtain superior technology known as the Chaos Generator that threatens the balance of the known universe. Hotly pursued by their rival, one crew must fight through the deepest reaches of space to protect the life-altering device.

Previously, California Pictures produced and distributed A Warrior's Heart, which made its debut at the 2011 Cannes International Film Festival, and stars Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene (of Twilight fame), as well as Chord Overstreet (Fox's "Glee"), Gabrielle Anwar (Burn Notice), and Adam Beach (Flags of our Fathers). A Warrior's Heart was released theatrically by Xenon Pictures and on premium VOD by Warner Brothers. The film was also distributed on DVD across North America, as well as sold internationally. The film was ranked the #1 independently produced film on iTunes earlier this year.

California Pictures was founded in 1944 by Howard Hughes and producer/director/writer Preston Sturges. The two joined forces and created an independent production company, which allowed California Pictures to welcome the rise of independent producers during the late 1940s.

California Pictures was reincorporated in 2008 by Steven Istock. Earlier this year, California Pictures signed on to produce and package After the Storm, a drama from writer-director Cole Wiley that has Wendell Pierce (HBO's "The Wire") attached to star. The company's upcoming production slate includes the action film The Golden State, the comedy 1978, and the upcoming Scavengers prequel. Mr. Istock and his team are currently writing two family films and a British epic mini-series that will be produced by California Pictures as well.

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