Paris-based Onyx Films has boarded Alexandre Aja's "Cobra: The Space Pirate," a live-action film based on the cult Japanese manga, teaming with Studio 37, the film arm of European telco giant Orange.
France's Backup Films has invested in "Cafe de Flore," from Jean-Marc Vallee ("C.R.A.Z.Y.") and "By Force," starring Isabelle Adjani and Eric Cantona.
A vulgar pastiche of cinema and history that transforms events of WWII into an embarrassing musical comedy-cum-Telenovela-style drama.
When France Telecom's film arm Studio 37 approached the U.S. studios with the script for "Upside Down" by helmer Juan Diego Solanas, the project met with a warm welcome.
Even as some parts of the French entertainment sector are pulling out of huge commitments to Gallic films, Orange-France Telecom Group is jumping in.
Gallic sales shingle Kinology is in advanced talks with John Goodman to join Orlando Bloom and Vincent Cassel on Andrew Niccol's "The Cross."