Saban Films has acquired writer/director Zack Whedon’s (“Halt and Catch Fire,” “Southland”) feature debut COME AND FIND ME, for release in the US.
Come and Find Me, stars multiple Emmy™ Award Winner Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad,” Eye in the Sky, Need for Speed) and Annabelle Wallis (Annabelle, X-Men: First Class). The Whedon penned script appeared on the 2012 Black List.
The thriller follows David (Paul) who must track down the whereabouts of his mysterious girlfriend (Wallis), after he realizes she’s not who she was pretending to be.
“It’s surprising that this is Zack’s first feature,” said Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley. “His filmmaking pulls together all the elements of a great thriller – intriguing characters, clever dialogue, and expert pacing. It makes sense that the script attracted such A-list talent. We love this film and know audiences will too.”
Automatik’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Midnight Special), Motion Picture Capital’s Leon Clarance (Sense8) and Oddfellows Entertainment’s Chris Ferguson (Afflicted) produced Come and Find Me. Laure Vaysse and Jo Monk executive produced.
Zack Whedon is a producer on AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire.” He has worked on “Southland” and “Rubicon” and also co-created Dr Horrible’s Sing Along Blog with brothers Joss and Jed.
Out of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, Saban Films recently acquired North American distribution rights to Walter Hill’s Tomboy, A Revenger’s Tale starring Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, Anthony LaPaglia, and Caitlin Gerard; Colm McCarthy’s The Girl with All the Gifts starring Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close, and Sennia Nanua; and John Michael McDonagh’s War on Everyone starring Michael Peña, Alexander Skarsgård, Theo James, and Tessa Thompson.
Additional upcoming titles in the Saban Films slate include: Rob Zombie’s 31, starring Sheri Moon Zombie, Golden Globe® Nominee Malcolm McDowell, Jeff Daniel Phillips and Meg Foster; Renny Harlin’s action comedy Skiptrace, starring Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville; sci-fi horror film Cell starring Golden Globe® nominee John Cusack, Academy Award® nominee Samuel L. Jackson and Isabelle Fuhrman; and I Am Wrath with John Travolta.
Since the company’s launch in 2014, Saban Films has released The Homesman, starring Academy Award® winners Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank, which world premiered in Cannes; Tracers starring Taylor Lautner; Philip Martin’s The Forger starring John Travolta; American Heist starring Hayden Christensen, Academy Award® Winner Adrien Brody, Jordana Brewster, Tory Kittles and Aliaune “Akon” Thiam; Some Kind of Beautiful starring Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba; Man Up starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell; MI-5 starring Kit Harington, Jennifer Ehle and Tuppence Middleton; Alex and Benjamin Brewer’s The Trust starring Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood; and Tom Tykwer’s A Hologram for the King starring two-time Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks, which World Premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival with Saban partnering with Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions on the theatrical release.