Netflix Closing In On Pathé’s Submarine Thriller ‘The Wolf’s Name’ For A number of Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

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Netflix is closing in on Antonin Baudry’s “The Wolf’s Name” (“Le Chant du Loup”), an anticipated big-budget French submarine thriller, for a number of territories.

The streaming service is in superior negotiations to pre-buy “The Wolf’s Name” from Pathé Worldwide for North America, Latin America, Spain and Scandinavia, in addition to for France the place Netflix would get unique SVOD rights 36 months after the native theatrical launch. The movie will likely be launched on Netflix in North America, Latin America, Spain and Scandinavia this summer season. Pathé will distribute “The Wolf’s Name” in French theaters on Feb. 20.

“The Wolf’s Name” will likely be launched by unbiased distributors in different territories. Pathé has already pre-sold the movie to Germany (Concorde), Japan (Klockworks), CIS (Complete Movies), Center East (Gulf), Portugal (Cinemundo), Czech Republic (MediaSquad), former Yugoslavia (Fox Imaginative and prescient), Turkey (Pixel Yapim) and Hong Kong (Solar Dream), amongst different territories.

Budgeted within the €20 million vary, the movie stars Omar Sy (“Intouchables,” “X-Males: Days of Future Previous”), François Civil (“Who You Suppose I Am”), Mathieu Kassovitz (“The Bureau”) and Reda Kateb (“Shut Enemies”).

“The Wolf’s Name” set within the close to future, on board a French submarine which finds itself in a disaster. Whereas high-stake worldwide tensions are constructing, a crew member unwittingly participates in an operation that may lead his nation – and the remainder of the world – to the brink of an apocalypse.

Alain Attal’s Trésor Movies and Pathé Movies produced “The Wolf’s Name” with Chi-Fou-Mi Productions. Tresor Movies and Chi-Fou-Mi Productions not too long ago produced collectively “Sink or Swim” and “In Protected Arms” that are nominated for a flurry of Cesar Awards.

Though it’s not the primary time Netflix would pre-buy SVOD rights on an anticipated French movie, it has been slightly uncommon attributable to the truth that French TV networks have typically imposed hold-backs on these rights. The brand new window launch schedule which got here into impact firstly of the yr has possible made it tougher for French TV channels to dam these rights.

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