Shingle to lense pursuit thriller in January
Brit indie shingle-distrib Revolver Entertainment has unveiled new project, “The Wilds,” under its production arm Gunslinger here in Toronto.The pic, a pursuit thriller set in the wilderness, is penned by “Shank” scribe Paul Van Carter with cast and director yet to be determined. The shingle is skedded to lense the $1.3 million pic in January. “Wilds” marks the third pic out of the Gungslinger outfit, which got off the ground with low-budget action thriller “Shank,” which was released in Blighty in March. It nearly hit the $1 million mark at the box office and reported strong DVD sales in the territory. Gunslinger is currently in pre-production on girl gangster pic “Sket,” penned by Nirpal Bhogal. The $750,000 pic shoots in London in November and is a retribution thriller about a teenage girl who joins a gang to get revenge on a rival gang that attacks her sister. It is produced by Nick Taussig, Daniel Toland and Terry Stone. Shingle is also working on “Anvarhood,” a spoof of Noel Clarke’s local hit “Kidulthood,” about a wannabe gangster who works in a grocery store. Pic is helmed and written by Adam Deacon. Taussig said the distrib’s production arm was launched in order to experiment with low-budget pics that the outfit could have more control over from start to finish. “Essentially we’re running films the way we want to,” he said. “That way it becomes something we can mitigate better.” He adds: “We’re tight with budgets because that is how it becomes a viable model for us in our sector. We’re squarely looking at films in the $1 million budget range.” Revolver are here in Toronto actively looking to buy pics for U.K. distribution.