Acquisitions: Sympathy, Ironclad, Wrecked

“Mark Ruffalo’s directorial debut “Sympathy For Delicious” has been picked up by little known, “Latino themed” distributors Maya Entertainment nearly a year after it’s poorly-received yet World Jury Prize winning premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. They now plan to release the film next spring…” (full details)

“Warner Bros. Pictures have picked up all U.K. rights to the medieval action thriller “Ironclad” about the Siege of Rochester. Paul Giamatti, James Purefoy and Brian Cox star in the film which will get a first-quarter release in the U.K., no U.S. release date has yet been locked…” (full details)

“IFC Midnight has picked up U.S. rights to the Adrien Brody-led psychological thriller “Wrecked” from Entertainment One. IFC Midnight will release the indie movie in the spring…” (full details)

“The Weinstein Company has acquired “Apollo 18,” a sci-fi thriller based on a screenplay by Brian Miller. Trevor Cawood directs the pseudo-doco like feature which looks at Apollo 18’s undocumented and covert mission to the moon where evidence of alien life emerges…” (full details)

“Indie distributor Metrodome has charged in for U.K. rights to Amit Gupta’s World War II drama “Resistance” starring Andrea Riseborough, Tom Wlaschiha and Michael Sheen. A film festival launch is expected early in the new year…” (full details)

“The Weinstein Company has taken North American and UK rights to Gaumont’s English-language animated family feature “Santa’s Apprentice”…” (full details)

“FilmDistrict has picked up North American film rights to crime chase thriller “Drive” starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston and Albert Brooks. Gosling plays a Hollywood stuntman who gets drawn into a heist that goes bad. A 2011 release is planned…” (full details)

“Phase 4 Films has picked up North American rights to the martial arts thriller Breaking Point, starring MMA fighter Cung Le as a former DEA agent and ex-con who returns to Vietnam to become a bodyguard in the midst of a fierce turf war…” (full details)