Saban Films has picked up the North American rights to Gerard Butler’s “Keepers,” the distributor announced Thursday.
Kristoffer Nyholm directed the film which also stars Peter Mullan and Connor Swindells. The thriller was produced by Andy Evans, Ade Shannon and Sean Marley for Mad As Birds Films, Butler and Alan Siegel for G-BASE, and Jason Seagraves and Maurice Fadida.
Written by Joe Bone and Celyn Jones, “Keepers” is inspired by the Flannan Isle mystery where three lighthouse keepers arrive on an uninhabited island for a six-week shift but then discover something life-changing that isn’t theirs to keep. Soon, they have to battle paranoia and isolation to survive.
“Gerard brings a charm and tact to the grittiness of this action-packed film,” said Saban Films CEO Bill Bromiley. “‘Keepers’ is full of tension, allure, and suspense. We absolutely love it.”
Phil Hunt and Compton Ross are executive producers alongside Brian Oliver of Cross Creek Pictures, Danielle Robinson for G-BASE and Mickey Gooch and D.G. Guyer of Kodiak Pictures.
Kodiak Pictures financed the thriller with Head Gear and Creative Scotland, while Bill Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films, with CAA Media Finance negotiating on behalf of the filmmakers.
At the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, Saban Films bought Craig William Macneill’s “Lizzie,” which stars Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart.