Soap Films Nicholas Cage is getting into business.
The studio has achieved “Butchers Crossing”, a frontier epic that won Oscar as a buffalo hunter, an Australian winner. The treaty covers the rights of North America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia.
Gabe Polsky, who directed the documentary “Red Penguins,” slides behind the camera. He also wrote the script. This is an adaptation of a novel by John Williams. The film is produced by Polsky and Molly with Connors of Fifteen Pictures, along with Will Clark and Andy Mason, as well as Altitude Film Entertainment and Cage’s Saturn Films. Ingenious Media is financing with executive productions by Peter Touch, Jamie Jessup and Crystal Canaan. Major photography will begin this fall.
“Butcher Crossing” is set in the 1870s, and Cage’s character finds a young Harvard dropout looking for his fortune in the Colorado wilderness. Together, they embark on a two-row perilous journey, risking their lives and sanity.
“Nick Cage would be excellent in this role in exploring the limits of human nature,” said Bill Bromley, co-founder of Soap Films. “Gab has brilliantly adapted to John Williams’ novel and we are delighted to be part of this timeless, touching story.”
Ness discusses Saban Films’ deal with Mike Runagal on behalf of the soap filmmakers. Elevation is managing international sales and the film will be released in the UK and Ireland.
Saban Films’ recent films included Todd Randall’s “Under the Stadium Lights” starring Lordns Fishburn and Milo Gibson; “Twist” starring Michael Kane, Lena Heady and Rita Ora; And Alicia Silverstone’s wedding comedy “Bride’s Sister.”
Cage has recently received rave reviews for his performance in the indie thriller “Pig”. Upcoming films include “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent,” starring Cage himself.