Pinewood Pictures, which finances and distributes the film and TV investments of the Pinewood Studios Group, has signed a deal with 20th Century Fox, which will see films on its distribution slate booked into cinemas by the studio.
Fox will release “Spooks: The Greater Good” on May 8, 2015. Pic, which stars Kit Harington, is based on the hit BBC show “Spooks,” which is known as “MI-5” in the States.
Ron Scalpello’s “Pressure,” starring Danny Huston, Matthew Goode and Joe Cole, will also feature in the deal and further films in the slate will be announced in due course.
Pinewood Pictures’ head of distribution, Gemma Spector, said: “We’re really excited to be working with Fox’s world-class sales team who I know will achieve the best possible distribution for Pinewood Pictures’ films.”
Cameron Saunders, managing director, U.K. theatrical at 20th Century Fox, said: “We’re delighted to build upon our position as the U.K.’s leading film distributor and bring Pinewood Pictures’ films to U.K. audiences — giving great British product the first-class ticket they deserve.”
Pinewood Pictures, which is part of the Pinewood Studios group, funds and distributes TV and film productions in the U.K. on behalf of the Isle of Man Media Fund and the Welsh government’s Media Investment Budget, and also offers direct equity investment from Pinewood itself.
Projects in which Pinewood Pictures has invested include Michael Grandage’s “Genius,” “Belle,” “Take Down” and “Dom Hemingway.”