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The deal was announced at the Toronto Film Festival and is the second for four-month-old Saban Films, which launched just before the Cannes Film Festival and acquired Tommy Lee Jones’ “The Homesman” as its first movie.
Lautner plays a New York City bicycle messenger in debt to an organized crime gang. He’s lured into the world of parkour after crashing his bike into a sexy stranger (Avgeropoulos).
- Dave McNary
Haim Saban, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saban Capital Group, Inc. ("Scg"), announced today that the company has acquired the North American distribution rights to the action thriller Tracers starring Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga, Abduction) and Marie Avgeropoulos (50/50, The CW's The 100).
The fast-paced action thriller follows New York City bicycle messenger, Cam (Lautner) who is the hottest thing on two wheels, but is in debt to an organized crime gang. When he crashes his bike into a sexy stranger, Nikki (Avgeropoulos), Cam is immediately seduced by her and the thrill of the high-stakes world of parkour.
Saban President Bill Bromiley had this to say in a statement.
"We were immediately drawn to Tracers because it amplifies and expands on action storytelling and captivates the thrill seeker in all of us. »
If there was one genre that spawned countless knock-offs (some better than the films they were imitating, others not so much) it was the slasher film. Even some films that were touted as the greats amongst the sub-genre would be still hidden in the shadows of the films they were emulating. There’s a waterfall effect to these films that start with Psycho and fall through Black Christmas onto Friday the 13th. But within the sub-genre, a splintering could be found as well, creating a mutated family hierarchy of slasherdom. Every slasher film had to find some sort of way of setting itself apart from the other, by creating some sort of different villain who was unstoppable and creative in ways that kept bodies in seats. »
- Nathan Smith
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