BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern Cinema Group Inc. (OTCPK: MOCI) is proud to announce the signing of a literary option agreement for the screenplay "Five Violent Men" written by Dale Launer. Although the details of the story are confidential, it is a highly plotted action movie with strong characters and dark humor. The screenplay is highly entertaining in true Dale Launer style, and depending on casting, is expected to go into principal photography by Q2/2016.
Dale Launer with two screenplays (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and My Cousin Vinny).on the Writer's Guild of America list of the "101 Funniest Screenplays" has written numerous scripts for major studios such as Disney, Fox, Tri-Star, Paramount, Warner Bros and Dreamworks.
Ross Cooper, CEO of Modern Cinema Group says. "When we decided to start a new Hollywood-based Studio using a co-operative model for large video service operators, I wanted our first movie to be high-concept with international box office "comps" in the mid-$400 million range. I believe Dale's screenplay will live up to expectations." Ross Cooper goes on to say, "This all started at the Monaco Film Festival, where Dale earned a "Best Picture" award for a prior film. He gave me a detailed, 45 minute pitch on a screenplay he was working on, playing out the characters and creating a vivid vision so distinct I felt I'd seen the movie. It was tremendously entertaining. I just couldn't get it out of my head. It's one of those movies you just can't wait to see. So I got in touch with him asked if it can be our first production. We're lucky he agreed."
Dale Launer says, "It was one of those remarkably, fortuitously-timed events. I was waiting for an opportunity like one that Ross had presented – and he was looking for someone with a penchant for writing a very specific type of material. Over the years I've been pro-active in the screenwriting community regarding the treatment of screenwriters. Too often I've found that the goose who lays the golden eggs is treated more like a day-laborer rather than the primary creative engine. Modern Cinema Group has an approach that is novel, unique, revolutionary, yet simple. In a nutshell, it's what I would call "A Fair Deal". For those screenwriters familiar with traditional Hollywood deals – this innovative approach is a breath of fresh air. It offers up a more holistic creative dynamic which utilizes the writer's talents in conjunction with existing and novel technology and not just in the movie itself, but in production, post-production and marketing. Writer's talent is both respected and fully-exploited.
Mitch Goldman, former New Line President of Marketing and Distribution says, "I've heard the long pitch for this story and it's a doozy. It's about as high concept as you can imagine and populated with some very intriguing characters – some are based on real people, some composites of real people and some are made up. It's got strong roles that should attract major talent, some atypical shoot 'em up action, dark humor, twists, and some scenes which are fall down hilarious. It's fresh, taps into a rich vein of zeitgeist, and mines genres we're familiar with (and love), and to that a dash of fish out of water. It's a true Tent Pole movie that will send a shot across the bow of the greater motion picture industry. This movie should really perform as the story is timely, relevant, and perfect for international audiences looking for action and escape."
The agreed price for the Dale Launer screenplay exceeds industry standards at $1.5 million. The message to highly talented screenwriters being, there's a new buyer in town working to earn your trust.
Modern Cinema Group based in Beverly Hills, founded in San Diego has spent the last three years designing and patenting a new model that allows both studios and operators to integrate their systems to leverage each other's natural advantages. Plans for an advanced international distribution network are in the works as well.
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