Image nabs rights to ‘Falcon’

$40 million production is directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud

Image Entertainment has bought all U.S. rights to “Day of the Falcon,” starring Antonio Banderas, Mark Strong, Freida Pinto and Tahar Rahim.

The $40 million production is directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud.

Image’s chief acquisition officer, Bill Bromiley, made the announcement at the American Film Market. The film had its worldwide premiere at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival last year.

Image plans to release the film theatrically after an ultra-VOD release in first quarter. Warner Brothers and Universal Pictures International released the film overseas.

“Day of the Falcon” is the story of the rivalry between two Emirs in the Arabia Peninsula in the early 20th Century just as oil is being discovered, and the rise of a leader who unites the tribes.

The movie is an adaptation of Hans Ruesch’s novel “The Great Thirst” and is a co-production between Quinta Communications and Doha Film Institute. It was shot in Tunisia and Qatar.

The deal was negotiated by Bromiley and Jess DeLeo on behalf of Image Entertainment and by Jeff Berg, Brigitte Segal and Tarak Ben Ammar of Quinta Communications for the film.

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