Film unit to co-produce remake of hit series
Instinctive Film will co-produce Barry Levinson’s remake of “The Saint,” starring James Purefoy.The two-hour TV movie pilot is backed by Larry Meistrich’s Nehst Studios and produced by Levinson, Tom Fontana, William J. Macdonald (“Rome”), Jorge Zamacona, Roger Moore — who played the Simon Templar character in the 1960s British series — and his son Geoffrey Moore. Instinctive, a Berlin-based production and financing company formerly known as Invicta Entertainment, has changed its name to avoid “potential trademark complications.” Company is not related to the U.K.-based investment firm Invicta Capital. Launched last year by Darryn Welch and Chris Ouwinga, Instinctive is focusing on a wide range of film projects budgeted between $1 million and $10 million. These include the following:
- Daniel Gillies’ episodic drama “The Disposables,” starring Gillies and Rachel Leigh Cook, which begins shooting in Bogota and L.A. in April.
- Psychological teen thriller “Piece by Piece,” written by Adam Schaub and directed by Lee Donaldson, which will be shot in and around Berlin and Potsdam in June.
- The German-language “13 Semesters,” a coming-of-age comedy co-produced by Claussen + Woebke and Putz Filmproduktion, which Fox will distribute in Germany.
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