New York N.Y.
Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, announced today the acquisition of international sales rights to the upcoming epic Sci-Fi action film Skyline Radial, marking this the fourth installment of the long-standing franchise.
Screen Media will have its Foresight Unlimited division launch international sales at the Cannes Film Festival.
Liam O’Donnell (Beyond Skyline, Skylines) will direct from his own script with the original producing team of the franchise returning to produce. Released in 2010, the original in the series, Skyline, co-written and produced by O’Donnell, was an international box office success and one of the more profitable films of the year. O’Donnell went on to write and direct the subsequent two sequels, Beyond Skyline and Skylines to success overseas.
Skyline: Radial will center on the franchise’s beloved main character Rose Corley. When Rose and her crew embark on a daring mission to rescue her father, Mark, from a secret prison, they are confronted with the ultimate power of the universe: an ancient alien race known only as The Radial. The latest film is currently casting, with key cast expected to return. Production is slated to start this year.
“I could not be more excited to be working with Screen Media to build out our franchise and deliver what our fans have been asking for,” said writer-director Liam O'Donnell. “As crazy as it sounds, we see this as our own niche version of a Fast Five/Avengers type of sequel where we are bringing together the characters from previous installments into a bigger, crowd-pleasing sci-fi martial arts adventure.”
Screen Media said, “Liam’s vision and passion for Skyline: Radial promises continued success for the Skyline franchise. We are excited to be part of it and ensuring audiences worldwide will once again enjoy the thrills of Skyline.”
Foresight Unlimited last week announced they will also bring the Bella Thorne thriller Saint Clare to market in Cannes. The film will be directed by Mitzi Peirone (Braid) and is written by Guinevere Turner (American Psycho) and Mitzi Peirone, based on the hit novel Clare at 16 by Don Roff with its novel sequel out in 2023. The film will star Bella Thorne (Girl, the upcoming Rumble Through the Dark, Time is Up) and the producers are in negotiations with Rebecca DeMornay to join the cast, with the additional casting of other key roles underway. The film will be produced by David Chackler, Arielle Elwes, Thor Bradwell, and executive producers are Cassian Elwes, Seth Needle, Mark Damon, Tamara Birkemoe, Bella Thorne, Veronica Radaelli, Tom Culliver, Nadia Redler, Dave Sereny, and Jere Hausfater. Shooting begins soon in Kentucky.
ABOUT FORESIGHT UNLIMITED
Foresight Unlimited, acquired in 2019 by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc., is one of the industry’s leading independent film sales, production, and distribution companies. The company’s sales group is helmed by President, Tamara Birkemoe, who has been with the company for over 16 years and oversees all aspects of the company’s slate. With a pioneering entertainment career spanning over 50 years, first as an actor, and then a producer, Chairman of Foresight Unlimited, Mark Damon, is considered to be one of the leading authorities on international film financing, distribution and marketing strategies as well as being a successful independent producer, having garnered over 11 Oscar nominations and 1 win (Monster) during his outstanding career.
ABOUT SCREEN MEDIA VENTURES, LLC
Screen Media Ventures, LLC, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, acquires the rights to high-quality, independent television series and feature films. Screen Media Ventures acquires worldwide rights for distribution through theatrical, home video, pay-per-view, free, cable and pay television, video-on-demand, and new digital media platforms. The company acquires AVOD rights for third-party networks and is the main supplier of content for Crackle Plus and other Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment properties. With a library of over 1,500 television series and motion pictures, Screen Media Ventures is one of the largest independent suppliers of high-quality tv series and motion pictures to U.S. and international broadcast markets, cable networks, home video outlets and new media venues. Screen Media also recently acquired 1091 Pictures. For more information, visit: www.screenmedia.net.
ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) (the “Company”) operates video-on-demand (VOD) streaming services. The Company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad-supported VOD streaming services including Crackle, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The Company also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media and 1091 Pictures subsidiaries and produces original video content through the Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.
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