SOURCE: First Look Studios

February 27, 2008 14:53 ET

First Look Hot for "Transsiberian"

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 27, 2008) - First Look Studios is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Filmax Group's "Transsiberian" starring Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer, Kate Mara, Eduardo Noriega and Ben Kingsley, and directed by Brad Anderson. First Look will release the film theatrically within the United States release in late summer.

The film, written by Anderson and Will Conroy, follows an American couple, played by Harrelson and Mortimer, in a thrilling chase of deception and murder on the Trans-Siberian train journey from China to Moscow as they encounter a mysterious pair of fellow travelers, played by Mara and Noriega.

"Transsiberian" was produced by Julio Fernandez, President of Castelao Productions in co-production with Universum Films and Telecinco Cinema. The acquisition deal was structured during the Berlin EFM on behalf of First Look Studios by Gary Hirsch, executive vice president of acquisitions for First Look, and Christian Mercuri, president of International sales for Nu Image; and on behalf of Filmax Group by Carlos Fernàndez, Carles Rojano and Vicente Canales of Filmax Group and Graham Taylor of Endeavor. The film was also represented by Cinetic.

"'Transsiberian' is a spectacular thriller with a top notch cast set in a unique exotic environment," says Hirsch. "We are excited to bring Filmax's high-octane film to the U.S. market."

"We are very happy to work again with First Look Studios in the U.S. and strengthen our good relationship with this great company. We firmly believe 'Transsiberian' is in good hands," says Fernàndez. "First Look has also become a good friend over the years and now it is our pleasure to work with them again."


First Look Studios is a leading independent studio which includes its theatrical, home video and television operations. The studios' CEO is Trevor Short and Dean Wilson is COO. The company is owned and operated by First Look Holdings, LLC.

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