Millennium Films and Corsan Pictures have set Robert De Niro and John Travolta to star in the actioner “Killing Season.”
Mark Steven Johnson (“Ghost Rider”) will direct from a script by Evan Daugherty (“Snow White and the Huntsman”). Production starts Jan. 16. De Niro will play an American military veteran who has retreated to a remote cabin in the Appalachian Mountains, where he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a European tourist (Travolta) who’s actually a former Serbian soldier bent on revenge.
Nu Image/Millennium is taking the lead on international sales at the American Film Market this week, in consultation with Corsan.
“I’ve loved this project from the moment I read Evan Daugherty’s remarkable script,” said Corsan CEO Paul Breuls. “It’s thrilling, imaginative, unexpected and dominated by two extraordinary characters on a collision course.” “We’re excited to be co-financing and co-producing this film with Corsan, and to be working again with Robert De Niro and John Travolta,” said Nu Image/Millennium topper Avi Lerner. “We’ve never seen these two great actors on screen together before, and we’re excited to see what comes of the combination.”
Belgium-based Corsan, which recently produced and financed “The Devil’s Double,” is currently in pre-production on Roland Emmerich’s “Singularity.”
De Niro and Johnson are repped by CAA, while WME reps Travolta. UTA and FilmEngine rep Daugherty.