IM Global has come aboard to fully finance action thriller “Dead Man Down,” starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace.
“Dead Man” will be produced by Neal H. Moritz’s Original Film and screenwriter J.H. Wyman of Frequency Films. Niels Arden Oplev (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) will direct the $30 million pic. Shooting will begin early next year.
Original’s Ori Marmur will exec produce with Reid Shane of Frequency along with Stuart Ford, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Deepak Nayar.
Farrell will portray the righthand man to a New York City crime lord who is seduced and blackmailed by Rapace’s character, a crime victim seeking retribution.
Moritz has produced two pics for Sony — “21 Jump Street” and “Total Recall,” which also stars Farrell. He’s also producing “Jack the Giant Killer” for Warner Bros. and “R.I.P.D.” for Universal.
Oplev also directed CBS’ “Unforgettable” pilot episode. Wyman serves as the executive producer and co-show runner of Fox’s “Fringe.”
Rapace starred as Lisbeth Salander in the original Millennium trilogy and is in “Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows.”
Oplev is represented by ICM and Curtis Brown in the U.K. Rapace is represented by Magnolia Entertainment, UTA and attorney Howard Fishman.