WB picks up ‘Prodigies’

French arm acquires distribution rights

Warner Bros. France has nabbed French distribution rights to “Prodigies,” a Gallic motion-capture pic directed by Antoine Charreyron.

Based on Bernard Lenteric’s bestselling French novel, “La nuit des Enfants Rois,” “Prodigies” is produced by Aton Soumache’s Gallic prod shingle, Onyx Films, French company Fidelite Films and Studio 37.

“Prodigies” is an English-language thriller set in New York about seven geniuses who grow up to become serial killers after being assaulted in Central Park.

Based in France, animation house Attitude Studios will do the motion-capture work on the film; it’s one of the rare animation shingles in the world that does motion capture.

With a budget estimated at E40 million ($54 million), pic is skedded for a 2010 theatrical release in France.

Penned by Mathieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patelliere (“Rennaissance”), the pic features graphic design by Humberto Ramos and Francisco Herrera, both alumni of DC Comics and Marvel Comics. 

Paris-based Kinology is handling international sales.

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