Myriad Pictures is introducing the film to buyers in Cannes this
week, with deals already closed for the U.K., Italy, the Middle East
and the former Yugoslavia.
Sean Bean is set to pilot Jason Bourque's action-thriller film Drone.
Myriad Pictures will handle worldwide sales, excluding Canada, for the film that will co-star Patrick Sabongui (300, Godzilla).
Written by Bourque (Black Fly) and Paul Birkett, Drone
is a ripped-from-the-headlines story about Neil (Bean), a high-level
private drone contractor who spends his workdays flying covert missions
then returns to a family life of suburban mediocrity, where not even
Neil’s wife or his son know about his secret life. But Neil's juggling
act of husband, father and armchair warrior comes to a crashing halt
when a whistleblowing site exposes him to a deadly threat. Believing
Neil is responsible for the deaths of his wife and child, an enigmatic
Pakistani businessman (Sabongui) has tracked him down. A harrowing
confrontation takes place in Neil's house, which proves to be far more
complex than a simple act of revenge.
Myriad Pictures is introducing Drone to buyers this week in
Cannes. Deals have already been closed with Signature Entertainment in
the U.K., Minerva in Italy, Eagle Films in the Middle East and Dexin
Films in the former Yugoslavia.
The film starts shooting this week in India and then moves to Vancouver.
Pacific Northwest Pictures has Canadian rights and will distribute Drone theatrically and in all media there. The film is being produced by Sefton Fincham (Catch .44, A Single Shot) and Ken Frith (Black Fly),
and will be produced by Look to the Sky Films and co-produced by Gold
Star Productions. The pic will be executive produced by Mike Rowe, Levi
Sheck and Media Capital Group's Ross Mrazek and Ben Rappaport.
Borque, a hot up-and-coming Canadian helmer, has visited the subject
of drones before. He directed the 2006 drone-themed documentary Shadow Company, which was narrated by Gerard Butler.
“We think that Sean Bean is the perfect actor for this leading role
and that Jason Bourque will do a great job directing this compelling
material, which ultimately addresses issues of justice and human values
around the world,” said Myriad president Kirk D’Amico.
Kevin Forester and Audrey Delaney negotiated the deal on behalf of Myriad. Producer Sefton Fincham repped the filmmakers.