FilmNation took the project to the virtual European Film Market and had huge success, landing million-dollar deals with distributors around the globe and managing to finance the $US55 million film in the process.
As reported by Deadline, among the international deals where Australia & New Zealand with Roadshow Distribution; the UK with StudioCanal; throughout the CIS with Volga Films; Italy with Eagle Pictures; Lat Am/Spain/Portugal with Sun Distribution Group; and Eastern Europe with Vertical.
Based on a short story by Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin, In the Lost Lands will find Jovovich playing a feared and powerful sorceress hired by a queen who is desperate to acquire the gift of shape shifting. The sorceress and her guide, played by Bautista, must outwit and outfight both man and demon in a story that explores good and evil, debt and fulfilment, love and loss.
The film reunites Jovovich with director and real-life husband W.S. Anderson. Jovovich and Anderson have worked together as star and director on four Resident Evil movies, 2011’s The Three Musketeers, and last year’s video game adaptation Monster Hunter.
Anderson, who also wrote the screenplay for In the Lost Lands with Constantin Werner (The Pagan Queen), produces the film alongside Jovovich, Bautista, Jeremy Bolt and Jonathan Meisner.