'Spectre,' 'Inbetweeners,' 'Crime' fly off shelves
Stuart Ford’s IM Global is continuing its market tradition of vigorous sales and has already secured a raft of international pickups in Cannes on James Wan’s low budget “Spectre,” Brit comedy “The Inbetweeners” and “The Last Days of American Crime.”“Spectre,” which Variety first announced IM Global would be shopping to buyers in Cannes this year with Nicole Kidman in negotiations to star, was snapped up by Alliance Films for a multi-territory deal for Canada, Blighty via its U.K. arm Momentum Pictures and Spain, via its Spanish arm Aurum. Pic also sold to Germany (Koch), Latin America (Gussi), Russia and Eastern Europe (Top Film), Australia (Icon) and Scandinavia (Scanbox). The adaptation of Brit hit TV show “The Inbetweeners” has sold well in the international marketplace — encouraging given its local Brit comedic content. Pic, which was already snapped up by U.K. distrib Entertainment Film Distributors some months ago, sold to Germany (Square One), France (French Connection), Australia (Village Roadshow), Canada (Maple), Italy (Eagle Pictures), Spain (Aurum) and Scandinavia (Nordisk Film). Sam Worthington starrer “The Last Days of American Crime,” which IM Global is shopping through its Opus label, saw Alliance Films make another multi-territory deal for Canada, Spain and the U.K. Pic also went to Icon in Australia.