LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Giant Ape Media, in partnership with SC Films International and American United Media is excited to announce that production on BULLET, an upcoming feature length motion picture starring DANNY TREJO (MACHETE), has begun. This fast paced action picture finds hardened detective Frank Marasco battling to bring down a deadly criminal gang. While facing off with his nemesis, ruthless cartel leader Carlito Kane, he unravels a deadly plot that could destroy his family in a race against time. BULLET, directed by NICK LYON (Species: The Awakening, Punk Love) is based on a screenplay written by Nick Lyon, Ron Peer and Byron Lester.
The film also stars JONATHAN BANKS (Breaking Bad) as CARLITO KANE and JULIA DIETZE (Iron Sky) as provocative cartel attorney BROOKE MADISON who walks a fine line of legal ethics.
"Danny Trejo and Jonathan Banks onscreen appeal will definitely captivate audiences of this genre," said Gen Fukunaga, President and CEO of Giant Ape Media. "We're excited to add this film to our diverse slate of releases already in production."
Simon Crowe of SC Films said, "This is an intelligent, fast paced action script that is thoroughly entertaining, in the spirit of Die Hard meets Taken, Its top notch cast will appeal to worldwide distributors and audiences alike."
"I am thrilled to be working with Danny Trejo on Bullet," said Robert Rodriguez, Managing Director of American United Media. "The goal is to bring a top-notch action movie to life by creating a film that combines an ever-thickening plot with intense dialogue and stand out characters. The opportunity to be working on Bullet is very exciting."
The film is produced by Matthew Joynes and Robert Rodriguez, Co-Produced by April Bennett and Executive Produced by Gen Fukunaga and Chris Moujaes and is scheduled for a late 2013 release.
About Giant Ape Media
Giant Ape Media, established in 2011, is a film division of Funimation® Entertainment, one of the nation's leading independent home video entertainment companies. It specializes in the distribution of independent and live action films as well as non-English-language films. In 2012, Giant Ape Media launched with the release of the Canadian supernatural crime drama TV series, Lost Girl. Giant Ape Media is currently focusing efforts on acquisition and distribution of original titles and other new intellectual properties.
About SC Films
SC Films is an International Sales, Distribution, Finance and Production Company founded by Simon Crowe, formerly MD of Velvet Octopus and Head of Sales at Mel Gibson's Icon Entertainment International and Capitol Films (see filmography for more details). SC Films is a joint venture with financier Matthew Joynes. Matthew Joynes is involved in all aspects of film financing, 3D technology and non-film businesses. Primarily SC Films is a films sales company, securing domestic and international sales and distribution as well as providing Minimum Guarantees, equity and Bank GAP for Producers.
About American United Media
Founded in 2011, American United Media is a media, film and television company, which produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures for theatrical and straight-to-video release, and television programming for the cable and broadcast networks. American United Media crown jewel is its worldwide distribution platform, which can distribute an unlimited amount of media, film titles and T.V. episodes, directly to retailers, video rental stores, and pay and free T.V. channels in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, and indirectly to other international markets through its subsidiaries and third parties.
SOURCE Giant Ape Media