Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Miramax Nabs US Rights to Alliance Cronenberg Pic

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire November 21, 1997 at 2:0AM

by Mark RabinowitzThe US distribution rights to David Cronenberg's yet to shoot film,"eXistenZ", have been bought by Miramax's "genre" label, Dimension, and isset to go before the cameras on April 3, 1998. Jennifer Jason Leigh("Georgia", "Kansas City") and Jude Law ("Shopping", "Wilde") are set to star inthe pic, the latest from the director of last year's "Crash", as well as"Dead Ringers", "Videodrome" and "The Fly". "eXistenZ" is both the secondAlliance film for Cronenberg ("Crash") and the second Miramax buy of anAlliance film this month, with the first being "The Hairy Bird", a comedyby Sarah Kernochan.In a prepared statement, Miramax co-topper Bob Weinstein said, "DavidCronenberg is one of the greatest living genre directors and we arethrilled to be working with him." The film will be completely financedby Alliance, which will distribute the film in all territories worldwidesave for the US, and will be produced by Alliance Pictures, thecompany's motion picture production division headed by Andras Hamori.Other Alliance films being released in the US this year include: AtomEgoyan's "The Sweet Hereafter" (Fine Line) and "The Hanging Garden" by ThomFitzgerald, bought by MGM during the Toronto Film Festival, where thefilm won the Audience Award and shared the Best Canadian Film prize with"The Sweet Hereafter".
0

by Mark Rabinowitz




The US distribution rights to David Cronenberg's yet to shoot film,
"eXistenZ", have been bought by Miramax's "genre" label, Dimension, and is
set to go before the cameras on April 3, 1998. Jennifer Jason Leigh
("Georgia", "Kansas City") and Jude Law ("Shopping", "Wilde") are set to star in
the pic, the latest from the director of last year's "Crash", as well as
"Dead Ringers", "Videodrome" and "The Fly". "eXistenZ" is both the second
Alliance film for Cronenberg ("Crash") and the second Miramax buy of an
Alliance film this month, with the first being "The Hairy Bird", a comedy
by Sarah Kernochan.


In a prepared statement, Miramax co-topper Bob Weinstein said, "David
Cronenberg is one of the greatest living genre directors and we are
thrilled to be working with him." The film will be completely financed
by Alliance, which will distribute the film in all territories worldwide
save for the US, and will be produced by Alliance Pictures, the
company's motion picture production division headed by Andras Hamori.


Other Alliance films being released in the US this year include: Atom
Egoyan's "The Sweet Hereafter" (Fine Line) and "The Hanging Garden" by Thom
Fitzgerald, bought by MGM during the Toronto Film Festival, where the
film won the Audience Award and shared the Best Canadian Film prize with
"The Sweet Hereafter".