Deal joins growing number of German companies buying into U.S. market
CANNES — Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin’s Centropolis Entertainment’s search for German equity appears to be getting a step closer with German post-production house Das Werk poised to buy a stake, sources say.
The deal would bring under one roof Wim Wenders and Emmerich, two of Germany’s hottest L.A.-based talents. Last year, Das Werk merged with Wenders and Ulrich Felsberg’s production outfit, Road Movies, which is one of a number of Das Werk’s in-house production outfits.
Pact would add Das Werk to the growing list of German companies buying into the U.S. market. It would be Das Werk’s first domestic pact, giving it a U.S. production base and complementing Das Werk’s own pan-European post-production stronghold through Centropolis’ own post facilities, Centropolis Effects.
Das Werk is part of a pan-European post-production, MAX, which brings together several partners around Europe.
The Sony-based Centropolis recently released the Mel Gibson starrer “The Patriot.” Company is working on an untitled project starring Kevin Spacey.