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UGC captures ‘Escapist’

Miller thriller to begin lensing next month

LONDON — UGC Intl. has picked up Gillies MacKinnon’s “The Escapist” from Sky Pictures, the movie arm of satcaster BSkyB, for international sale.

Thriller stars Jonny Lee Miller as a man who gives up everything to avenge his wife’s murder. He reinvents himself as a ruthless criminal in order to gain access to the high-security prison housing the killer.

Producer is Jolyon Symonds, co-producer is Peter MacAleese. Nick Perry and Eitan Arrusi wrote the script. Shooting starts this month.

Other current projects include “Is Harry on the Boat,” “Gypsy Woman” and “The Fourth Angel.”

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