Walk Like A Duck, Renegade Entertainment Strike Two-Picture Deal – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Walk Like a Duck Entertainment and Renegade Entertainment have entered into a two-picture and co-production deal, tapping veteran second unit director, stunt choreographer and fight coordinator Chris Brewster as the director of the first film under the deal, which makes sense. Relentless. This agreement follows WLAD’s participation in Renegade’s recently released features Dig and Slayersplaying Renegade captain Thomas Jane.

Chris Brewster, Thomas Jane

Chris Brewster, Thomas Jane

Thanks to Josh Stringer; Paradigm

Relentless is a Taken-style action-thriller in which Jane will play Charlie Thorne, a former US Army Green Beret living off the grid who is forced back into action when pirates steal his boat, leaving him for dead and trying to kill a young girl he befriended. In the crosshairs of warring criminal gangs, Thorne once again enters the fray, fighting to rescue a little girl, battling his inner demons.

Chuck Hustmyre wrote the film, which is currently playing. Production is scheduled to begin in early 2023, with Paradigm reserving the North American rights.

“We are delighted to partner with Renegade on a multi-picture deal, to begin with Relentless starting our 2023 slate. We are excited to have Chris bring his years of experience and unique vision to the picture,” said WLAD co-CEOs Jason Armstrong and Rob Goodrich. “Thomas Jane and Courtney Lauren Penn’s commitment to authenticity in their creative goals while also looking for opportunities to grow as a company are some of the reasons we thought this would be a good fit for Walk Like a Duck .”

“Renegade has a great working relationship with Rob and Jason at Walk Like a Duck. Their commitment to supporting independent film is rare and important,” said Renegade’s Penn. “Thomas and I have long been fans of Chris Brewster’s outstanding work, and we’re excited for audiences to experience Chris’ ability to deliver a powerful emotional story through with exceptional design and filmmaking. Relentless it’s all about discovery, and we’re excited to start this labor of love with Chris and our partners at Walk as a Duck. “

Brewster is a SAG and Taurus World Stunt Award winner who recently distributed the action for Warner Bros.’ Dwayne Johnson is an actor Black Adam as both Combat Coordinator and Splinter Unit Stunt Coordinator. Other notable projects in his early career include Marvel’s Black Panther, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Daredevil and Ant-Man and the Wasp, just to mention a few. His role will next be seen in Universal’s horror-comedy Renfieldwith Nicolas Cage, Nicholas Hoult and Awkwafina, who served as the second director of the team.

Walk Like A Duck Entertainment is a production company founded by Armstrong and Goodrich that has recently produced films including Andy Armstrong’s. Squealers; K. Asher Levin’s Slayers by Abigail Breslin, Malin Akerman and Jane; Levin’s Dig starring Jane, Emile Hirsch and Liana Liberato; Skelly starring Brian Cox, Torrey Devitto and John Palladino; and Salvation and Jane, Claire Forlani, Skeet Ulrich, Theo Rossi and Ashley Moore. The company has also acquired the rights to the life of John Fairfax, the explorer who crossed the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in a rowing boat, and is developing a project about him alongside his widow, Tiffany Fairfax.

Jane and Penn founded Renegade Entertainment in 2019, with the company this year producing and publishing its first written report. Troppo, based on the bestseller by Candice Fox, via Amazon Freevee. The company currently has a horror-comedy Slayers in theatre, recent Dig. Some recent developments from the company include Murder in Yellowstone Citystarring Jane and Gabriel Byrne, and The Last Son, starring Jane, Sam Worthington and Colson Baker. Currently in production on the Pretty Boy Floyd biopic The Good Side of a Bad Man and reading comic series The Lycansequel to the 2009 neo-noir Give ’em Hell Malone and a series based on the novel by Candice Fox Gathering Darkness among the projects that are in development.

Paradigm broke the deal between Renegade Entertainment and Walk Like a Duck, as a representative of both companies and Jane. Brewster is with CAA.


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