Saban Films has acquired the rights to Nicolas Cage’s “Butcher’s Crossing”, Frontier Story.
The deal includes rights in North America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia, according to various reports.
Behind the camera is Gabe Polsky, who directed the documentary “Red Penguins”. He also wrote the script.
The Nicholas Cage movie “The Crossing Butcher” is an adaptation of the John Williams novel. The film is produced by Polsky and Molly Conners of Phiphen Pictures with Will Clarke and Andy Mayson for Altitude Film Entertainment and Cage’s Saturn Films.
Set in the 1870s, “Butcher’s Crossing” plays Nicolas Cage’s character with a Harvard dropout who searches for his destiny in the Colorado wilderness. Together, they embark on a harrowing journey that puts life and mind at risk.
“Nicolas Cage would be a great way to explore the limits of human nature in this role,” said Bill Bromiley, President of Saban Films.
“Gabi has masterfully adapted John Williams’ novel and we are thrilled to be a part of this timeless and touching story,” Bromiley added.
Recent Saban Films include Todd Randall’s Under the Stadium Lights starring Laurence Fishburne and Milo Gibson. “The Twist” with Michael Caine, Lena Headey and Rita Ora; And Alicia Silverstone’s “Sister of the Groom” wedding comedy.
Cage recently received great reviews for his performance in the thriller Pig.
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