Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has acquired North American rights to the Keanu Reeves sci-fi thriller “Replicas” for $4 million.
Alice Eve (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) also stars in the film, which is directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (“The Day After Tomorrow”) from a script written by Stephen Hamel and Chad St. John.
After a car accident kills his loving family, a daring neuroscientist (Reeves) will stop at nothing to bring them back, even if it means pitting himself against a government-controlled laboratory, a police task force and the physical laws of science themselves.
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“Replicas” wasn’t in the Toronto International Film Festival lineup, but was part of a CAA program of private screenings of films and promo reels for buyers that was held Thursday.
Reeves produced “Replicas,” along with Hamel and Lorenzo di Bonaventura. Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel executive produced for Lotus Entertainment, along with Nik Bower, James Dodson, Deepak Nayar, Maxime Remillard, Clark Peterson, Walter Josten and Erik Howsam of Di Bonaventura Pictures.
Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has become a whale of an acquisitions player in recent months, having released the most successful domestic independent film this year, “47 Meters Down.”
CAA brokered the “Replicas” deal on behalf of the filmmakers, with Lotus Entertainment handling its international sales.
Deadline first reported the sale of “Replicas.”