Nicolas Cage fronted thriller Willy’s Wonderland has sold in key international territories — including the U.K., Australia, Canada, Italy, Germany, and Latin America — out of the Cannes virtual market.
Willy’s Wonderland, a working title, stars Cage as The Janitor, an out-of-towner, who is forced to clean a family entertainment center in exchange for having his car serviced after it breaks down. He, along with some locals, must then survive a hellish night trapped inside with the stars of the center – animatronic characters that have turned evil.
Emily Tosta, Beth Grant, Ric Reitz, and Chris Warner also star. Kevin Lewis directed from a screenplay by G.O. Parsons.
The feature has sold for the U.K. by Signature Entertainment, Germany by Splendid, Latin America by CDC, Canada VVS Australia by Madman, Italy by Eagle Pictures, Scandinavia by SF Studios, The Middle East by Salim Ramia, Portugal by Nos Lusomundo, Poland by M2, Hong Kong by Pegasus, Taiwan by MovieCloud, Thailand by Sahamongkol, and the Philippines by Pioneer, among other territories.
Foresight Unlimited — a division of Screen Media Ventures, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company — negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.
Foresight Unlimited Chairman Mark Damon commented, “Certainly, part of the reason Willy’s Wonderland is selling so well, is the spike in demand for mid-range genre thriller titles with a name actor attached. But particularly since this film has the makings to become a cult classic, and after showing buyers footage, they are believers as well.”
Landafar Entertainment, JD Entertainment, Saturn Films, Screen Media Ventures, and Landmark Studio Group produced the film in association with Baffin Media Limited with the support of Great Point Media.
The executive producers are, Landmark CEO David Ozer, Grant Cramer, and Jeremy Davis are producing along with Cage and Mike Nilon. Damon, Screen Media Ventures president David Fannon, and Seth Needle.