'Pompeii,' 'Tarzan' snapped up by Aurum
Summit Entertainment rounded out its Cannes’ deals on buzz titles “Pompeii” and toon “Tarzan 3D” on Sunday after a feverish start to the market that saw the titles virtually sell out within the first few days.Paul W.S. Anderson’s “Pompeii” and Richard Klooss’ “Tarzan 3D,” produced by Germany’s Constantin Film, were both snapped up by Aurum for Spain. “Pompeii” also went to South Korea (The Daisy Entertainment) and Taiwan (Long Shong) while “Tarzan” sold to Scandinavia (Nordisk). Earlier, Entertainment One outbid many suitors in various territories on the pic pair, taking multi-territory rights for “Pompeii” in the U.K., Canada and Benelux after aggressive bids and “Tarzan 3D” for Blighty. Meanwhile, Constantin’s Lily Collins starrer, “Mortal Instruments,” was taken by TF1 in France. It’s set to be released through its distribution arm, UGC, and Aurum in Spain. Pic, which was picked up by Sony for most international territories, centers on a teenager’s search for her missing mother in a city filled with fairies, warlocks and other magical beings.
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