Frank Grillo Fear-Thriller ‘Merciless’ Among Fresh Additions to Sentient’s Cannes Slate

Sentient Images World, the newly-launched international sales, finance and manufacturing outfit launched by Sentient Entertainment founder and CEO Renee Tab (Feud: Bette and Joan) and producer Christopher Tuffin (There’s One thing About Mary), has added two new motion images to its Marche du Film slate, the supernatural-thriller Merciless and circulate-thriller Sombra.

Freelance‘s Juan Pablo Raba (Peppermint, Narcos) has been tapped to steer Sombra from director Antonio Negret (Hightown, Overdrive). The Suicide Squad’s Daniela Melchior is also in talks to very large title.

Sombra sees a Colombian cartel come up against the single most unhealthy threat to its drug smuggling operation: a embellished police dog. When it kidnaps the animal, the dog’s handler must beat the percentages to rescue his liked accomplice from the clutches of Colombia’s most infamous prison organization.

Tab, Pierre Morel and Tuffin will affect on behalf of SPI. Michael and Jeeny Miller of Miller Manner will wait on as govt producers. Negret directs from a script he wrote with Daniel Negret (Possessor, The Protege).

Meanwhile, Frank Grillo (Kingdom, Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, Copshop) is build of dwelling to steer Liam O’Donnell’s (XYZ Films’ Skylines franchise) upcoming scare-thriller Merciless. Tab, Morel and Tuffin will affect alongside Andy Schefter for SPI. Tuffin developed the sage with The Cooler creator Frank Hannah, who wrote the script. Distinguished pictures is build of dwelling to open on discipline in Alabama in August.

In Merciless, when his accomplice is possessed by a malevolent spirit, the authorities’s top interrogator seeks vengeance on these that were closest to the entity in its old life in instruct to drive it out of her body, handiest to seek that the total thing is now not what it appears to be like to be to be.

“The strength of these applications is a instruct results of the incontrovertible truth that they were tips that originated right here, were developed by Sentient filmmakers and are truly being sold, financed and produced internally,” stated Tab and Tuffin. “This continuous float is central to Pierre Morel’s aim of providing artists with a one-stop shop for elevated, commercial and genre motion images that can at the identical time be obvious a high level of quality shield watch over for the marketplace.”

Meanwhile, Stuart Ford’s AGC showed the important photos of SPI’s circulate-comedy Freelance, starring John Cena and Alison Brie, financed by AGC Studios and Persistence Media, from Taken director Pierre Morel to a packed dwelling of investors in Cannes. The movie is currently in put up-manufacturing,

Next up for SPI companions Morel, Tab and Tuffin is Canary Murky, starring Kate Beckinsale, which is currently being sold, financed and produced by Anton.

Negret is repped by Sentient, Paradigm and attorney Eric J. Feig. Raba is repped by Impression Entertainment and Gersh. Melchior is repped by CAA and Heroic Artists Management.

Grillo is represented by CAA, Management 360, 42West, and Paul Hastings. O’Donnell is repped by Eric Williams at Zero Gravity Management and the guidelines agency of Miloknay Weiner.

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