Vivendi wild for 3-D ‘Call’

Film unit nabs family pic for distribution

Vivendi Entertainment has picked up 3-D family pic “Call of the Wild 3D” for U.S. distribution.

Movie has ridden a European wave of interest in stereo pics to distribution deals for several territories.

Pic, produced and directed by Richard Gabai and starring Christopher Lloyd, Veronica Cartwright and Wes Studi, is notable as the first digital 3-D release made entirely with live-action photography, with no CGI.

Low-budget indie updates the Jack London story to present-day Montana. It will open in limited release on 15 3-D screens in heartland U.S. markets.

According to Gabai, the release will expand if the pic performs well. However, with “Up” holding and “Ice Age 3” coming soon, those 3-D screens will be in short supply. Vivendi would not comment on its plans for the movie.

Voltage Pictures, the sales agent for the pic, says it struck deals for several European markets at Cannes.

Icon has picked it up for the U.K., Mondo Home Entertainment for Italy, Dutch Film Works for Benelux, Hollywood Films for the Czech Republic, ITI for Poland, Village Roadshow for Greece, Sinetel for Turkey, Pa-Dora for Yugoslavia and Tandem for Bulgaria.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Digital News from Variety