Unstoppable deal for Icon

Helmer Noel Clark inks with group

LONDON — U.K. film group Icon, owned by Len Blavatnik’s U.S.-based Access Industries, has inked an exclusive first-look deal with thesp-scribe-helmer-producer Noel Clarke and his Unstoppable Entertainment.

Icon has the option to finance, sell and distribute everything Unstoppable produces — anticipated to be one or two films a year in the $5 million to $10 million range. Clarke will pen, helm, produce or star in all pics.

As part of the pact, Icon will take a small equity stake in Unstoppable.

Access Industries is one of the companies that has been bidding for cash-strapped MGM.

The first pics under the new deal are likely to include Clarke directing-starring vehicle with the working title “Hood3,” “Fast Girls,” a sports film centered around the 2012 London Olympics produced with Damian Jones; and “Reign of Death,” a noir vision of the future in which a private eye investigates a murder by an android.

“I’m not interested in sitting back and being safe,” Clarke said. “We will actively try to break new ground with what we do out of the U.K. for our homegrown audience and for an increasingly important international one also.”

The deal was negotiated by Clarke, Icon U.K. group CEO Stewart Till, Icon Film Distribution prexy Hugo Grumbar and Josh Varney of Independent Talent Group.

Clarke wrote and starred in the 2006 urban youth drama “Kidulthood,” which won the screenplay kudo at the Dinard Film Festival, and debut director kudo at the British Independent Film Awards. He penned, helmed and starred in the sequel “Adulthood” in 2008.

Clarke can be seen later this year in Philip Ridley’s “Heartless,” alongside Jim Sturgess and Timothy Spall, and Neil Marshall’s “Centurion,” alongside Michael Fassbender.

Sales arm Icon Entertainment Intl. is repping his latest film “4.3.2.1,” a fast-paced heist movie written, directed, produced and starring Clarke, that will be released in the U.K. by Universal/the Works in June.

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