Adrian Askarieh’s Prime Universe Banner Closes First Look Deal With Constantin Film

Askarieh’s most recent project was 20th Century Fox’s video game-based “Hitman: Agent 47”

Producer Adrian Askarieh’s Prime Universe Films has entered into a two-year first look deal with Constantin Film. Under the deal, Askarieh will submit both feature film and television projects to Constantin on a first look basis.

Askarieh’s most recent project was 20th Century Fox’s video game-based “Hitman: Agent 47” and among his upcoming projects is “Just Cause,” which is based on the best-selling Square Enix video game and has “Aquaman” headliner Jason Momoa attached to star with Brad Peyton (“San Andreas”) attached to direct.

Askarieh is a former attorney who stopped practicing law in 2002 to focus full-time on his passion for producing. He launched Prime Universe Films in 2004 to develop and produce high-concept features based on branded video game and comic book properties, though he also keeps an eye out for fresh, original material with broad international appeal.

“We are welcoming Adrian into the Constantin family,” Robert Kulzer said in a statement. “With his great talent of developing and packaging high-end intellectual properties, we expect him to help us crank up our film and TV output.”

Askarieh went on to say, “I have known Robert Kulzer for a while and just recently met Martin Moszkowicz. But soon after the three of us met, I had no doubt that Constantin Film was the company I wanted to be in business with in a significant way. Martin, Robert, and their entire Constantin team have a tremendous track record in creating valuable film and television content with global appeal.

“I feel that my company is well positioned to contribute to their future plans and to also benefit from their vast experience and resources,” he added.

Prime Universe Films will be housed out of the Constantin’s West Hollywood offices. Askarieh was repped by Peter Grossman of Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman, Inc.