By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire May 13, 2011 at 5:07AM
Out of Cannes, Arrow Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to Philippe Mora's 3D biopic, "Dali 3D," starring Alan Cumming as the famous artist. The film is set to begin shooting in November.
The plot as described by Arrow Entertainment:
The movie takes the 20th Century iconic artist and celebrity Salvador Dali (Alan Cumming) onto the 3D silver screen as he mentally creates the surreal film of his life, while lying in bed after a tragic accident. With a mixture of humor and drama, live action and animation, the audience will travel through time with Dali and his mysterious wife Gala (Judy Davis).
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CANNES: ARROW ENTERTAINMENT PICKS UP DALI 3D STARRING ALAN CUMMING AND JUDY DAVIS
May 12, 2011 – Toronto-based Arrow Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to Philippe Mora’s feature biopic, DALI 3D, starring Alan Cumming and Judy Davis. The film will begin shooting in November with a budget of $10-million Euros.
DALI 3D was written by Philippe Mora (Mad Dog Morgan, Communion, Swastika, Howling II & III) who will also direct the film and produce with Frederick Bestall. Australian based Column Pictures and The Picture Portal will co-produce with Peter Kreutz of Aqua Films in Germany and Jean Luc Van Damme of Banana Films in Belgium, and Charles Waterstreet in Sydney. “This is the film Dali would have wanted you to see,” says Mora.
The movie takes the 20th Century iconic artist and celebrity Salvador Dali (Alan Cumming, X2, Golden Eye, The Anniversary Party) onto the 3D silver screen as he mentally creates the surreal film of his life, whilelying in bed after a tragic accident. With a mixture of humor and drama, live action and animation, the audience will travel through time with Dali and his mysterious wife Gala (Judy Davis, A Passage To India, Barton Fink, Naked Lunch).
The producers are speaking with various A-Level actors to cast the roles of Pablo Picasso, Federico Garcia Lorca, Luis Buñuel, Paul Éluard, Alfred Hitchcock, Walt Disney, Sigmund Freud, Mona Lisa, Andy Warhol, John Lennon, George Harrison and many others who influenced Dali or were influenced by him.
Top notch technical credits include Director of Photography, Carlos Gonzalez (Arachnid, Big Time Rush, The Omega Code), Stereographer Paul Nichola (Cane Toad 3D, Happy Feet 2 (3D), in prep for Mad Max 4) and 3D Management by Jeroen Hendriks (Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (3D), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull). Legendary Music Producer Peter Asher (Pirates of the Caribbean 4, Armageddon, Mermaids) will put together a great soundtrack with signature songs for each of the seven decades of Dali’s life portrayed in this film.
The agreement was negotiated between Steve Arroyave, CEO of Arrow Entertainment and Producer Frederick Bestall of Column Pictures.
Arrow Entertainment is a Worldwide Sales Agent of feature films and documentaries, acquiring films of all genres that have a specific and identifiable audience. Arrow currently has a library of over 80 films and attends all major film markets and festivals worldwide, including the Sundance Film Festival, European Film Market, Berlin Film Festival, MIPTV, Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, MIPCOM and the American Film Market.