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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

CANNES RELEASE: AGC Studios Picks up Roland Emmerich's WWII Epic "MIDWAY"


Starlight Culture Entertainment Group and Providence Entertainment Limited To Fully Finance The WWII Epic

LOS ANGELES (May 2, 2018) – Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios has acquired the international rights to Midway, to be directed by iconic filmmaker Roland Emmerich (Independence Day franchise, The Day After Tomorrow) from a script by Wes Tooke, and will introduce the film to buyers at Cannes.
Starlight Entertainment Group and Providence Entertainment Limited are financing Midway.

U.S. and China theatrical distribution is already set with Lionsgate to release through its Summit Entertainment label stateside and Bona Film Group to release in Greater China. Creative Artists Agency (CAA) brokered the financing and distribution deals.

Produced by Emmerich’s Centropolis Entertainment, Midway will be produced by Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser (2012, White House Down, Independence Day: Resurgence), and Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan, The Patriot, Molly’s Game). The film is in pre-production with principal photography to start August 16th.

‎"Roland’s track record and brand as a master of big budget action films is second to none and I’m highly confident Midway will make a big splash in the Cannes marketplace,” said Ford.

Based on the true story of the Battle of Midway, a turning point in the Pacific theater of World War II, the film chronicles the heroic and harrowing exploits of the soldiers and aviators who achieved the unbelievable to turn the tide of the war.

Emmerich and Kloser are represented by CAA and Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman. Tooke is represented by WME, Rain Management Group and Lichter, Grossman, Nichols & Adler.  AGC’s deal was brokered by Ford and the company’s Chief Operating Officer Miguel Palos.


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