‘Minuteman,’ ‘Moonfall’ Among Films Acquired by KKR-Fred Kogel’s New Company

Liam Neeson
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“Minuteman,” a thriller starring Liam Neeson, is one of the several films which have been acquired by the joint venture between KKR and Fred Kogel rolling off of Cannes.

The unnamed new company, which will emerge from Tele München Group (TMG), Universum Film, i&u TV and Wiedemann & Berg Film, will handle the theatrical release of “Minuteman” in Germany.

Directed by Robert Lorenz (“Trouble with the Curve”), “Minuteman” is an adrenaline-charged action thriller starring Neeson (pictured) as Vietnam veteran who takes a child to safety from the killers of a drug cartel. The film was written by Chris Charles (“The Small Assassin”) and Danny Kravitz (“Power of Attorney”).

As previously announced, the company also picked up Roland Emmerich’s action-packed disaster movie “Moonfall,” which was written by Emmerich, Spenser Cohen (“Extinction”) and Harald Kloser (“2012”, “10,000 BC”).

Other films acquired by the joint venture include Philip John (“Outlander”)’s “Let There Be Rock;” Derrick Borte (“American Dreamer”)’s “Unhinged;” and Jon S. Baird’s (“Stan & Ollie”) “Rotchild.”

“Let There Be Rock” is a feel-good comedy about a young man who returns to the small town of his childhood to attend his father’s funeral and commits a burglary, leading him to get caught. Instead of the usual punishment, the judge sends the group into the local men’s choir for half a year.

“Unhinged,” which is produced by Primetime Emmy Award winner and producer Lisa Ellzey (“Warrior”) and Oscar-winner Russell Crowe (“The Mummy”), is a merciless thriller in which a young woman messes up in the morning traffic chaos with a driver whose nerves are even sharper than her own.

“Rotchild” is a black comedy starring Shia LaBeouf (“Transformers”) and Mel Gibson). The story was written by John Patton Ford (“Patrol”).

All titles will be released theatrically in Germany by the dedicated unit of the newly-formed company.