FilmNation Entertainment, launched by Glen Basner as a foreign sales company, has established a production arm and set Aaron Ryder to run it. FilmNation gets started with two projects, one of which is The Raven, the Hannah Shakespeare/Ben Livingston-penned thriller set in the last days of Edgar Allan Poe’s life, when he gets wrapped up in a serial killer investigation. Ryder originated the project at Endgame, which will co-produce and split the development costs with FilmNation, with Endgame financing production. Ryder will acquire properties, with the emphasis on scripts over books and pitches because the development cycle will be shorter, allowing Basner to begin lining up production financing that much sooner. Let’s hope for more horror.
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