"Billions" star Malin Akerman is in negotiations to join New Line's adaptation of the classic arcade game “Rampage” starring Dwayne Johnson.The movie reunites Johnson with his “San Andreas” team of director Brad Peyton and producer Beau Flynn.Plot details are being kept under wraps but, like the game, “Rampage” will feature three creatures — a monstrously transformed gorilla, crocodile and wolf — who wreak havoc on North American cities and landmarks.Details about Akerman's character are unknown.Ryan Engle wrote the original draft,...
One of the leading strategic thinkers in the independent film movement, Amir J. Malin serves as the managing principal of Qualia Capital LLC, a principal investment firm specializing in media and entertainment sectors with an emphasis on intellectual property asset portfolios.
He has been involved in independent film since the 1980s, in marketing, distribution in all media, content acquisition, and mergers and acquisitions activity.
Malin served as the CEO of Artisan Entertainment, growing the company from a struggling publicly held home video distributor (known as LIVE Entertainment) to the leading privately held independent filmed entertainment company, expanding the company’s 2,500 titles to a world-class library of close to 7,000 films. He sold the company to Lions Gate Entertainment in 2004.
Earlier in his career, Malin served as president of October Films, where he was involved in product acquisition (including the Oscar-nominated films “Secrets and Lies,” “Breaking The Waves,” and “The Last Seduction,” all facets of distribution, and strategic initiatives. He helped guide October to a successful sale of 51 percent of its equity to the Universal Motion Picture Group.
He is a graduate of Brandeis University and Boston University School of Law.