Lionsgate Pays Megabucks For “Kin” Deal

Lionsgate has won a major bidding war to finance and distribute the sci-fi action thriller “Kin” in a deal said to be worth nearly $30 million.

The story revolves around a recently released ex-con (Jack Reynor) and his adopted younger brother who are forced to go on the run. Chased by a vengeful criminal (James Franco), the feds and a cadre of otherworldly soldiers, their only protection is a found weapon of mysterious ancestry.

Dennis Quaid will play the father of the siblings, and Zoe Kravitz is a young woman who joins them on the run. The film is financed by No Trace Camping (“Room”) with pre-production underway in Toronto ahead of an October 24th start.

Jonathan and Josh Baker are directing the feature based on their short film “Bag Man” with Daniel Casey penning the script adaptation. Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, Jeff Arkuss, David Gross and Jesse Shapira will produce.

Source: Deadline