Relativity Proposes Selling Nicholas Hoult Movie ‘Collide’ Back to Financiers

Under sale proposal, IM Global would pay $200,000 plus potential back-end payments up to $630,000 in exchange for dropping objections to studio’s bankruptcy plan

Last Updated: September 27, 2015 @ 1:41 PM

Relativity Media has proposed selling the as-yet-unreleased Nicholas Hoult thriller “Collide” back to its financiers, IM Global Film Company, the company declared in a filing Saturday to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Under the proposed sale, IM Global would pay $200,000 for the film, previously titled “Autobahn,” as well as up to $630,000 in back-end payments on “50% of 100% of Purchaser’s Gross Receipts.”

In exchange, IM Global would drop all objections to the proposed $250 million sale of Relativity film and TV assets to a stalking-horse bidder led by Relativity’s lead creditors.

The proposed sell-off of Relativity assets is the issues that Judge Michael Wiles is expected to address in the next hearing about Ryan Kavanaugh‘s studio, which is scheduled to take place in New York on Monday.

Earlier this month, IM Global had filed an objection to the bankruptcy play, arguing that it “cannot wait until the sale to the Stalking Horse bidder is consummated because other contracts with third parties depend on the Wide Release of the Film by October 30, 2015.”

According to IM Global’s motion, the company signed a deal memo last October for Relativity to handle domestic distribution on “Collide,” which had a production cost of approximately $29.2 million. The deal called for a theatrical release by October 2015 and at least $24.5 million of marketing expenditures.

Hoult, Jones and Ben Kingsley star in the Eran Creevy-directed action thriller from Silver Pictures, in which a desperate man (Hoult) hatches a scheme against a gangster (Kingsley) to pay for his girlfriend’s medical emergency.

Joel Silver, Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken produced and Sycamore Pictures and Beijing-based DMG Entertainment helped finance the film, which was scripted by Black List writer F. Scott Frazier.