Here Networks, Rapid Heart pact

Deal encompasses 10 films, two TV series

Here Networks has inked a two-year, multipicture deal with genre banner Rapid Heart Pictures.

Deal encompasses 10 films and two television series that will include adaptations of classic tales by Edgar Allan Poe, H.G. Wells and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Here Networks will be involved with the licensing for the TV content while sister company Regent Studios will distribute some of the films theatrically.

Rapid Heart Pictures is the banner of helmer David DeCoteau, who currently has “Edgar Allan Poe’s The Pit and the Pendlum” in development with Regent. He previously produced and directed versions of Poe’s “The Raven” and “House of Usher” for Here Networks.

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