We’re over the moon to be able to announce our 4-picture deal with McIntosh Films. ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ producer and Quentin Tarantino regular collaborator Shannon McIntosh will team with us on four martial arts action movies, which will be produced by McIntosh and H. Daniel Gross (Halloween: Resurrection), formerly of Blackbelt TV.
Two films are due to be shot in Thailand, with the other two lined up to be made in the US. The team is aiming to shoot the first feature in early 2020. GFM Films will handle world sales and will launch the slate at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival.
McIntosh and Gross, who have also been developing a martial-arts-themed series, said of the venture, “Joining forces with GFM on this slate is thrilling for all of us. Martial arts have a deep history in cinema, and these projects present an exciting opportunity to bring action-packed genre films grounded in strong scripts to the screen. There’s an audience for these films, and a dedicated one at that. There’s a true love for martial arts films, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to enter the arena with Evolution Pictures & GFM by our side.”
Fred Hedman of GFM Films said, “We are delighted to be working with Shannon and Dan to bring this unique opportunity to the marketplace. These four English-language kung fu/action movies will showcase new young martial arts talent, whilst at the same time drawing on well-established American & Asian stars of the genre. This venture furthers our ambitions for Evolution Pictures in becoming an established production arm and genre label of GFM Films and we could not be more excited.”