“Patrick” is the story of a young woman whose already messy life is made more complicated when she inherits her grandmother’s defiant dog. The film, which will be released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Buena Vista Intl. in the U.K., is directed by Mandie Fletcher from a script by Fletcher and Vanessa Davies. It stars Jennifer Saunders, Emilia Jones and Gemma Joneswill.
China Lion acquired rights through sales company The Exchange. It plans a mainland China release in the third quarter of 2018.
“Extinct” involves several members of the team behind “The Simpsons” including writers Joel Cohen, John Frink and Rob Lazebnik. Silverman was also director of the 2007 “The Simpsons Movie.” China Lion will