RHI Entertainment has inked a bevy of sales with major European broadcasters on event miniseries “Meteor.”
Germany’s Tele Muenchen, Italy’s Mediaset and Spain’s Antena 3 TV have acquired the four-hour action-adventure that chronicles the race to stop a giant meteor from making final impact with the Earth.
Cast includes Christopher Lloyd, Marla Sokoloff, Jason Alexander and Stacy Keach.
RHI Entertainment is handling worldwide distribution for Alpine Medien Prods., which produces in association with Larry Levinson Prods. and Grand Army Entertainment. Robert Halmi Jr. and Larry Levinson exec produce.
“Meteor” shot over the summer in Los Angeles and central California. RHI will unveil it, together with another event miniseries, “Dragons of Black Roc,” at the Mipcom mart in Cannes, which kicks off Oct. 13.
“Major European broadcasters are looking for major event fiction for primetime. And, unlike most movies, original miniseries come fresh to audiences,” said Joel Denton, RHI prexy of production and distribution.
RHI will also reveal footage of “The Last Templar,” the four-hour, $20 million movie that RHI founder Robert Halmi is co-exec producing for NBC, based on Raymond Khoury’s bestseller.
Mira Sorvino plays a Manhattan archaeologist attempting to uncover the lost secrets of the medieval Knights Templar.