Red Shogun to finance pic pair

Company backs 'Ladies Night,' 'When the Starlight Ends'

Red Shogun Pictures has lined up financing for a pair of projects — raunchy female comedy “Ladies Night” and sci-fier “When the Starlight Ends.”

Company, which has produced horror/thriller “Dark House” and drama “10/10,” plans to shoot “Ladies Night” in early October. Banner’s co-founder Mark Sonoda will produce with Lynn Mooney with K.J. Downes directing from a script he co-wrote with Sonoda.

Downes directed “10/10,” which was released earlier this year.

“Ladies Night” centers around a close-knit group of friends who travel to Las Vegas to celebrate one of their own’s freshly inked divorce. After a night a debauchery, the girls awake to discover a dead Chippendale dancer and an angry crime boss.

Red Ronin Releasing, the company’s foreign sales subsidiary, will handle worldwide sales.

Red Shogun plans to be begin shooting “When the Starlight Ends” in September in Los Angeles and Toronto with Sonoda and Mooney producing. Adam Sigal will helm “Starlight” from his own script, which revolves around the turbulent life of a novelist who finds himself with the ability to rewrite his past.

Los Angeles-based Red Shogun produces, finances and acquires features with budgets between $4.5 million and $23.5 million.

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