Ascendant Releasing, the new distribution label started by Bart Ruspoli and Freddie Hutton-Mills, has secured worldwide rights to Marc Price’s (Colin) Nightshooters starring burgeoning martial arts star Jean-Paul Ly (Jailbreak).
Nightshooters tells the story of a film crew, led by Stunt man Donnie (Jean Paul Ly) that stumbles upon a gangland hit.
Director Marc Price, who shot to fame with his £45 budget and critically praised debut ‘Colin’, says: “With this film we’re hoping to create some of the best action UK independent cinema has seen. A UK equivalent of The Raid with a healthy splash of the fragmented, humorous characters I’ve always connected with.
“We have a great cast as well as a spectacular fight team who have already knocked my socks off with their skill and ability to create the kind of action I’ve always fantasized about filming since my first introduction to Hong Kong cinema as a teenager.”
Producer Michelle Parkyn: “With Marc’s reputation for creating amazing films without spending millions, not to mention our world-class action team, I’m hugely excited to see just how far we can push Nightshooters.”
‘We believe the combination of Marc Price and Jean Paul Ly will bring about serious competition to the likes of ‘The Raid’ franchise and ‘Jailbreak’ and we’re incredibly excited to be a part of it” says Ruspoli.
White Hot Productions are providing the finance while Bart Ruspoli and Freddie Hutton-Mills of Ascendant Releasing will Executive Produce alongside Ian Kirk of White Hot Productions.
Nightshooters is due to start filming in London, UK November 2017 and will release in UK cinemas summer 2018.