Guy Pearce, Christoph Waltz and Patrick Gibson are set to star in The Portable Door, a fantasy adventure comedy to be directed by Jeffrey Walker.
Leon Ford’s screenplay is adapted from English author Tom Holt’s six-book series which follows a university drop-out who discovers his new employer is a front for a sinister organisation.
Story Bridge Films’ Todd Fellman and the Jim Henson Company’s Lisa Henson and Blanca Lista will produce the film, which Arclight Films’ Gary Hamilton will pitch to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin.
The plan is to start shooting in the fourth quarter of this year, either in Australia or Eastern Europe, with post here. Arclight has international sales rights excluding Oz, which is retained by the producers
The project has been a labour of love for Fellman and Lista, who in 2013 revealed they intended to shoot the film in Queensland.