Global Road Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to “The Silence,” based on the book by the New York Times best-selling author Tim Lebbon (“Star Wars: Into The Void” and “The Cabin in the Woods”), with plans to release it in 2018. The announcement was made today by Rob Friedman, Chairman and CEO of Global Road Entertainment.
Directed by John Leonetti (“Annabelle”), “The Silence” stars Stanley Tucci (“The Lovely Bones,” “Spotlight”), Miranda Otto (Showtime’s “Homeland,” “Annabelle: Creation”), Kiernan Shipka (AMC’s “Mad Men”) and John Corbett (HBO’s “Sex and the City”), and is produced by Robert Kulzer (Resident Evil franchise), Alexandra Milchan (“Wolf of Wall Street”) and Scott Lambert (AMC’s “The Terror”), with Constantin CEO Martin Moszkowicz (“Resident Evil” franchise) serving as executive producer.
“The Silence” is the story of a family struggling to survive in a world terrorized by a deadly, primeval species who have bred for decades in the pitch darkness of a vast underground cave system, hunting only with their acute hearing. As the family seeks refuge in a remote haven where they can wait out the invasion, they start to wonder what kind of world will remain when they’re ready to emerge.
“’The Silence’ complements our original production slate as we ramp up towards eventually releasing approximately 15 films per year,” said Friedman. “The underlying source material for the film combined with the finished product delivered by the filmmakers offers a compelling, visceral experience for audiences worldwide.”
Kulzer added, “We are thrilled to be in business with Rob Friedman and the amazing team he has assembled at Global Road Entertainment.”
The deal was negotiated on behalf of Global Road Entertainment by John Zois. Nick Hanks of Constantin FIlm and CAA’s Benjamin Kramer negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers.
About Global Road Entertainment
Global Road is a global entertainment player with the ability to create, develop, finance, produce, market, broker sales of third party films and distribute movies, television and digital content in the U.S., China and all other corners of the globe. Under Rob Friedman, the divisions will be able to cross pollinate ideas and combine its strong resources as a producer, financier, and sales entity to offer the industry, and ultimately the content consumer, a robust platform on which to create the next generation of content.