Epic set up at Konov's Rush Pictures
Yan Fisher-Romanovsky and Roger Corbi’s Fish/Corb Films is attached to exec produce “Code of Honor,” an English-language historical epic. Sergei Konov of Los Angeles’ Rush Pictures is producing.
Set in the 14th century, “Honor” turns on a prince of the Circassian empire, lodged in the Northern Caucasus, which is terrorized by a powerful warlord.
“Honor’s” core financing has been put up by private equity investors of Circassian origin living in the the Kabardino-Balkaria Republic, part of the Russian Federation, as well as across the world, Konov told Variety. He puts the budget at around $30 million.
Barbara Turner penned the original screenplay. “Honor” will now be put out to directors.
Shoot is skedded for spring 2012. Its location will be used to pull down finance in tax rebates or other incentives, Konov said.
Konov took a producer credit on Roland Joffe’s “Captivity.” He also produced Joffe’s “You and I,” with Mischa Barton.
L.A./Barcelona-based Fish/Corb was created by Fischer-Romanovsky and Corbi in 2008. It teamed with the Konigsberg Co. to exec produce the TV movie “Lies in Plain Sight” for Lifetime Movie Network.
Corbi also took a producer’s credit on the “Ben Hur” miniseries. Produced by Muse Entertainment and Drimtim Entertainment Prods., it will air on ABC. Sony has acquired worldwide DVD distrib rights.