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There are few people we love more around these parts than Jeffrey Reddick. The guy's simply the salt of the Earth (and a truly sick bastard to boot), and any time word comes of a new project he's working on, we get instantly excited. Speaking of which...
Variety reports that Global Renaissance Entertainment Group has entered into a multi-picture production deal with Reddick which will feature multi-ethnic and culturally diverse casts, kicked off by Reddick’s screenplay Superstition: Final Chance, a horror/thriller set on a university campus.
The film is being set up as the first in a series of pictures aimed at leveraging Reddick’s fan base from the five Final Destination movies. CEO Arthur Wylie and chief operating officer Dale Godboldo will produce with Reddick executive producing. Producers are in talks with a director.
Reddick will also work with Global to develop the adaptation of Omar Tyree »
- Uncle Creepy
Reddick’s new slate with Global, which will feature multi-ethnic and culturally diverse casts, will be led off by Reddick’s screenplay “Superstition: Final Chance,” a horror/thriller set on a university campus.
The film is being set up as the first in a series of pictures aimed at leveraging Reddick’s fan base from the five “Final Destination” movies. CEO Arthur Wylie and chief operating officer Dale Godboldo will produce with Reddick exec producing.
Producers are in talks with a director.
The five “Final Destination” films grossed over $650 million worldwide. Wylie noted that Global Renaissance wants to take advantage of the interest in such films as Warner Bros.’ “The Conjuring,” which generated over $300 million worldwide.
“We knew that we wanted to be in the horror/thriller space,” he said. »
- Dave McNary
The coming-of-age story explores the journey of a young woman who plunges into gratuitous sex, violence and heartbreak in an attempt to find herself during the hip-hop era of the 1990s.
“Omar Tyree has created a franchise with an incredible story that connects with audiences worldwide,” said Codeblack Films president Jeff Clanagan. “Codeblack is excited to have the film rights for these books, which have been a staple in the African-American community for more than 20 years.”
Codeblack and Lionsgate have seen strong results for Kevin Hart’s “Let Me Explain,” which has grossed over $26 million domestically in two weeks in less than 900 theaters. Variety reported on July 8 that Codeblack had acquired U.S. distribution rights to Forest Whitaker‘s thriller “Repentance” for release by Lionsgate in the early spring.
See Also: Forest Whitaker »
- Dave McNary
The Lionsgate subsidiary has acquired the rights to Omar Tyree’s coming-of-age trilogy bestseller.
Flyy Girl is set in the contemporary world of hip-hop as a young woman throws herself into a life of sex, violence and heartbreak in an attempt to find herself.
“I couldn’t be happier to embark on this journey with Codeblack Films and Global Renaissance Entertainment Group,” said Tyree. “I have every confidence that my brand has found the perfect home with one of the most effective machines in Hollywood.”
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