LOS ANGELES, CA (June 21, 2016) – In a move that further strengthens its extensive catalogue of major motion pictures, Revolution Studios has acquired from Dallas-based Tango Films worldwide rights to five titles produced by GK Films. The deal comes on the heels of Revolution’s acquisition of the eight-title Cold Spring Pictures catalogue late last year, and brings the number of films in its library to 126.
“We are extremely pleased to have made this deal, which includes titles produced by Graham King’s GK Films. In this competitive market, we are very fortunate to have the relationships that enable us to acquire such high profile quality films. This mix of prestige titles and mainstream hits, perfectly complements Revolution’s existing library and fits into our ongoing strategy of acquiring films with significant and enduring commercial value,” said Revolution COO Scott Hemming.
The films purchased by Revolution are as follows:
• Hugo, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield and Chloë Grace Moretz, was nominated for 11 Academy Awards® and won five. Released theatrically in 2011, it grossed $186 million worldwide.
• The Tourist, the 2010 romantic-comedy-thriller, starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, grossed $278 million worldwide and was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards®.
• Edge of Darkness, the 2010 crime drama, starring Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone and Danny Huston, was directed by Martin Campbell.
• The Rum Diary, starring Johnny Depp, Giovanni Ribisi, Aaron Eckhart and Amber Heard, was based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson.
• The Young Victoria, the 2009 period biopic starring Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany and Miranda Richardson, was nominated for a Golden Globe® and three Academy Awards®. It won the Oscar® for Best Costume Design.
Revolution Studios was represented by O’Melveny & Myers LLP and Tango Films was represented by Irell & Manella LLP in the transaction.