June 7, 2020

Luminescence closes deal with Well Go USA, international sales on Russian sci-fi ‘Cosmoball’

Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Russian action sci-fi action Cosmoball, one of a raft of worldwide deals by Budapest-based Luminescence heading into the Cannes virtual market.

Luminescence will screen Cosmoball at Cannes virtual market, as well as the Key Buyers Event that runs from June 8-15 and is organised by Russian film promotion body Roskino.

Well Go USA has scheduled a January 2021 release for the sci-fi about four human athletes with the ability to teleport who engage in an intergalactic game high above Earth. Unbeknownst to the watching world below, they are fighting for the survival of humankind.

Dzhanik Fayziev (The Turkish Gambit, August Eighth) directed and producers are Sergey Selyanov, Moscow- and St. Petersburg-based CTB Film Company, and Fayziev.

Cosmoball takes a compelling storyline, top-notch visual effects, and masterful choreography and combines it all into a breathtaking family-friendly sci-fi that will intrigue everyone from sports fans to viewers interested in layered social commentary,” said Doris Pfardrescher, Well Go USA president and CEO. “Embodying this degree of cross-genre appeal is rare, but Cosmoball does it – and does it well.”

Cosmoball touches upon eternal values like friendship, trust and good vs. evil, as well as highlights that people from different walks of life can come together and appreciate that every person is born with unique skills,” said Fayziev. “The ability to bring all of that into one film is part of the beauty of the science fiction genre.”

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Source: Screendaily.com