Twisted Pictures, the company behind the Saw series and other genre films, has made an output and distribution deal with Wild Bunch, reports Deadline.
The Paris-based distribution and sales company will acquire and distribute the worldwide rights in all media for Twisted Pictures, the genre label of Mark Burg’s Evolution Entertainment. The deal will run for three years, and Twisted Pictures plans to generate up to two films each year, with an emphasis on low budget genre fare featuring new filmmakers.
It’s a major step forward for Burg since he bought out co-founder Oren Koules’ 50% stake in Evolution last June and named Mike Menchel to run the production/management company as president.
Continental Entertainment Capital principal Benjamin Waisbren structured the transaction with Menchel and Wild Bunch. Menchel, Waisbren will produce the films with Burg.