24 May DEADLINE: Freestyle Digital Media Acquires Mark Pellington’s Thriller ‘Survive’ Starring Sophie Turner & Corey Hawkins
EXCLUSIVE: Freestyle Digital Media has acquired U.S. rights to the adventure thriller Survive, starring Emmy nominees Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) and Corey Hawkins (BlacKkKlansman), slating it for release on VOD on June 20th.
Richard Abate & Jeremy Ungar adapted the screenplay for the film, which Gunpowder & Sky produced alongside EMH Consulting Group. Cary Granat, Ed Jones and Richard Abate produced, with Van Toffler, Floris Bauer and Barry Barclay exec producing for Gunpowder & Sky.
“Survive is an exciting, intense, and harrowing action-packed movie — an emotional tale of resilience and determination — and I am very proud to be presenting this feature-length version of our film,” said Pellington in a statement to Deadline. “Anchored by two great performances by Sophie Turner and Emmy-nominated Corey Hawkins, Survive is a wonderfully scripted tale of a young woman who fights to stay alive after considering that life wasn’t worth living as she engages with a fellow survivor in a semi-tragic tale of sacrifice and healing. Shot in Latvia and the Italian Alps, Survive is a visual and sonic treat capturing natural beauty in peril.”
Freestyle Digital Media negotiated the deal for Survive directly with Michaela Johnson-Carroll of Gunpowder & Sky.