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NuImage takes Active route to Sci Fi

Pact's titles include 'Project,' 'Gryphon,' 'Kraken'

Avi Lerner’s NuImage Films has pacted with Active Entertainment to make four pics for the Sci Fi Channel, with budgets of $3 million apiece.

Series follows previous titles including “Creature,” “Lava” and “The Snake King.”

Boaz Davidson will head the project for NuImage with Ken Badish of Active Entertainment.

“Our relationship with the Sci Fi Channel has grown incredibly well as we’ve listened closely to their needs and constantly strive to upgrade the product with a goal of reaching a younger audience and delivering great ratings,” says Badish.

New titles include “The Black Hole Project,” about an experiment at a particle accelerator facility that goes wrong. Pic is shooting this month in St. Louis.

Also on the slate is “The Gryphon,” which will begin production in April in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Action/adventure revolves around warring tribes in the 13th century who must band together to stop a sorcerer and its evil creation, the gryphon.

Other titles include “Alien vs. Alien” and “The Kraken.”

“Alien vs. Alien” starts production in June in Sofia. Pic centers on two aliens who crash on Earth and must find a buried weapon that will destroy the planet and their own society if not stopped.

“The Kraken” (Giant Squid) is about a sea adventurer who joins a beautiful professor to find the famous giant squid and sunken treasure. Pic is expected to start production in July in the Black Sea and Sofia.

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