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“Man Down,” a war thriller with Shia Labeouf, grossed just £7 ($8.70) when it premiered in a single U.K. theater over the weekend, according to ComScore. That’s the equivalent of selling a single ticket, given that the U.K. Cinema Association puts the average movie admission cost in the country at £7.21.
“Poor Shia,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at ComScore. “That opening could be in the Guinness World Records or something.”
The film played in one location, Reel Cinema in Burnley. It was simultaneously released digitally on demand, making the theatrical release something of an afterthought. It launches on DVD and Blu-ray next month, according to the Guardian.
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- Brent Lang
UTA and Myriad Pictures will handle sales and production is set to begin in early 2017. Myriad will introduce the film to international buyers at the upcoming European Film Market during the Berlin Film Festival.
Morgan will direct from his own script, which centers on a once celebrated kid detective (Brody) who’s now 29 and continues to solve the same trivial mysteries between hangovers and bouts of self-pity. That changes when a naïve client (Nelisse) seeks to discover who brutally murdered her boyfriend.
Morgan was the co-writer, producer and editor of “The Dirties,” which won the Grand Jury Prize at Slamdance, and was released internationally by Kevin Smith, Phase 4, and Pulse Films. He most recently received the Canal Plus Prizeat the Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival for his short “A Pretty Funny Story.”
- Dave McNary
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