ECLIPSE PICTURES TO FINANCE AND DISTRIBUTE SCI-FI THRILLER “EXO” FROM SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT AND RADAR PICTURES
CEDRIC NICOLAS-TROYAN TO DIRECT
Spring 2020 shoot anticipated
LOS ANGELES, CA., February 6th, 2019 — Eclipse Pictures has boarded the Skybound Entertainment/Radar Pictures thriller Exo, which Cedric Nicolas-Troyan (The Huntsman: Winter’s War) will direct.
Eclipse will arrange financing for the film, and represent it for worldwide distribution. Casting will shortly be underway for a Spring 2020 production start.
Exo is an original screenplay by Adam Cohen. Skybound’s Sean Furst and Bryan Furst, and Ra-dar’s Ted Field and Mike Weber will produce the film. Executive producers are Skybound’s Rob-ert Kirkman and David Alpert, alongside Eclipse’s Benedict Carver and Daniel Diamond.
In Exo, over-imaginative high school senior Nathan has spotted an uptick in local UFO sightings, and, when the new girl next door, Kyra, starts behaving mysteriously, he becomes suspicious. De-fying his ultra-disciplined father, Jim, Nathan decides to investigate further, eventually coming to an unbelievable discovery.
“It’s exciting for Skybound and Radar to be working with Cedric and Eclipse on this highly
original take on a YA thriller,” said Bryan and Sean Furst in a joint statement. “In his original screenplay Adam has created a franchiseable world and group of characters that we believe will translate across a number of properties and formats.”
Nicolas-Troyan is represented by CAA and Cohen by Paradigm.
ABOUT ECLIPSE PICTURES
Eclipse Pictures is a production, financing and sales company founded in 2016 by Daniel Diamond and Benedict Carver. Eclipse focuses on developing, packaging, financing and producing a small number of high quality theatrical films and television shows each year. Eclipse’s supernatural thriller Winchester was released worldwide in 2018, grossing over $60m. Eclipse is producing and financing the crime thriller Alex, which will shoot this Fall with Louis Leterrier directing.
ABOUT SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT
Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company managed by partners Robert Kirkman, David Alpert and Jon Goldman. Skybound houses projects ranging from television, film, emerging platforms, comics, interactive gaming, live events, and more. In 2016, the company expanded to Vancouver with the opening of their Skybound North office, working to expand Skybound’s footprint into the animation and children’s space with top Canadian talent. In 2018, Skybound opened GammaRay, a video-content brand focused on pop culture, and expanded Skybound Games into a venture focused on publishing independently developed games.
Skybound Entertainment is responsible for television hits including The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Outcast, Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics, and currently holds a first-look television deal with Amazon Studios. On the film side, Skybound has a first-look deal with Universal. Robert Kirkman’s second-longest running comic series Invincible will be developed for film at Universal and is in production for an animated series for Amazon. The interactive gaming slate includes partnerships with Skydance, Scopely, and more. Skybound is currently publishing comic book titles The Walking Dead, Oblivion Song, Die!Die!Die!, Outcast, Redneck, Gasolina, Crude, and more.
ABOUT RADAR PICTURES
Field and Weber are executive producers on the Jumanji franchise – Jumanji 3 currently in production, and The Wheel of Time series shooting this fall from Amazon.