BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Relativity Studios, Millennium Films and Original Film today announced that they have partnered on the production and distribution of “Hunter Killer,” an action thriller starring Gerard Butler.
Principal photography is expected to begin in late spring/early summer of 2016. The film is produced by Neal Moritz and Toby Jaffe of Original Film. Relativity Studios and Millennium will share responsibility for production along with Butler and his partner Alan Siegel. Relativity Studios and Millennium will co-produce and co-finance the film with Relativity Studios distributing domestically and Millennium foreign.
“I’m very happy that we have resolved the misunderstanding between the parties,” said Moritz. “I especially want to thank Ryan Kavanaugh for finding a solution that brings ‘Hunter Killer' back to life. I’m looking forward to working with him and everyone at Relativity Studios to make a great film, and I am sorry we had a miscommunication.”
“Hunter Killer is going to be a terrific movie, and I'm pleased that we were able to reach an agreement to bring the film to audiences," said Relativity Chairman and CEO Ryan Kavanaugh. “Gerry is a close friend and this is yet another step forward for Relativity in its new iteration.”
“We’re thrilled to be joining forces for the first time with Ryan, Neal, Toby and their teams at Relativity Studios and Original on a script that we love,” said Mark Gill, President of Millennium Films. “And we’re thrilled to be back in business with our longtime friends Gerry Butler and Alan Siegel, with whom we have had tremendous success over the years.”
Relativity is a next-generation global media company engaged in multiple aspects of content production and distribution, including movies, scripted television, sports, digital, branded entertainment and music.
Relativity Studios, the Company’s largest division, has produced, distributed or structured financing for more than 200 motion pictures, generating more than $17 billion in worldwide box-office revenue and earning 60 Oscar nominations. Relativity’s films include Oculus, Safe Haven, Act of Valor, Immortals, Limitless, and The Fighter.
About Millennium Films
Millennium Films is one of the largest and longest-running independent film companies in the world. The firm develops finances, produces and distributes approximately 6-8 films per year and is best known for “The Expendables” series and “Olympus Has Fallen.”