Filmax production exec Alberto Marini has launched Rebelion Terrestre to tap into Europe’s deep well of genre talent.
He will be replaced at the Spanish production-distribution-sales house by Adria Mones.
Barcelona-based Rebelion will produce one to two English- or Spanish-language pics a year, Marini said.
“Genre and thrillers are the types of movies I like most, in which I’m most experienced, and can command a large value on the international market,” he said.
He aims to announce his first production slate at Cannes next spring.
Italian-born Marini joined Filmax’s development division in 1999. He will maintain a relationship with Filmax, continuing to exec produce Paco Plaza’s “[REC]” franchise prequel, “[REC] Genesis,” now in pre-production, and Jaume Balaguero’s porter-from-hell thriller, “Sleep Tight.”
Pic is based on Marini’s screenplay. He said he would look to third-party companies to produce any future screenplays he writes.