Quick Bits: Fade, Maze, Chaos, Heist, Seeso
In the Fade
Magnolia Pictures has scored the North American distribution rights to the Diane Kruger-led German-language drama “In the Fade”.
Premiering at Cannes, Kruger plays a woman who deals with the tragic aftermath of the murder of her family. Fatih Akin directed the film which scored Kruger a best actress prize at the fest. [Variety]
Deborah Ann Woll (“Daredevil”), Logan Miller (“Before I Fall”) and Taylor Russell (Netflix’s “Lost in Space”) will star in the Adam Robitel-directed psychological thriller “The Maze” at Sony Pictures.
The story follows six strangers who find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and must use their wits to survive. Maria Melnik (“American Gods”) penned the script and shooting will take place in South Africa. [Source: Heat Vision]
“Sons of Anarchy” creator and actor Kurt Sutter will join Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley in Doug Liman’s adaptation of Patrick Ness’ young adult novel “Chaos Walking” at Lionsgate.
Holland plays a young man on a new world ravaged by a virus which inflicts immersive visions of one’s every thought. Ridley plays a young woman who may be the key to stopping it.
Sutter will play a tough farmer who adopted Holland’s character at a very young age. [Source: Deadline]
The Last Good Heist
Author Don Winslow has optioned screen rights to Tim White’s non-fiction book “The Last Good Heist” and plans to write a feature screenplay adaptation. Shane Salerno will produce.
The story deals with the 1975 incident in which eight armed robbers took down a fur storage company in Providence – absconding with $30 million of the mob’s money from 148 safe deposit boxes hidden in a secret back room. [Source: Deadline]
Comedy streaming service Seeso announced on Wednesday that it will be closing its doors due to a failure to generate a substantial subscriber base.
Seeso originals like “HarmonQuest,” “My Brother, My Brother and Me,” “Hidden America With Jonah Ray,” and “The Cyanide and Happiness Show” will move to fellow streamer VRV. [Source: Seeso]