Danny Glover, Daryl Hannah, Rutger Hauer, Stephen Baldwin and Michael Madsen Join SIGHTS OF DEATH
AMBI Pictures, the Italy-based film development, finance and production company run by Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, today announced that Danny Glover ("Lethal Weapon" series, "Saw" "The Color Purple"), Daryl Hannah ("Kill Bill" "Blade Runner" "Splash"), Rutger Hauer ("Blade Runner" "Sin City" "Batman Begins"), Stephen Baldwin ("The Usual Suspects" "Born on the 4th of July") and Michael Madsen ("Reservoir Dogs" "Kill Bill" "Donnie Brasco") have signed on to star in the action thriller "Sights of Death" / "S.O.D," which will be directed by Alessandro Capone ("L'amore nascosto" "Superstition 2").
Principal photography will commence this month in Rome. Monika Bacardi and Andrea Iervolino are producing the film through their AMBI Pictures banner.
About the film: If you think this isn't a good time, rest assured that in the future the regret.2047. Our planet is ruled cynically and with the repression by a Confederate Central Government. Countries that have not joined are scorched earth. Ryan, a rebel agent by GreenWar (Stephen Baldwin), is sent on a mission by Sponge (Danny Glover), head of the Organization, in order to collect Evidence with which to nail the military wing of the Government to his heinous crimes. On his way there, however, the formidable Colonel Asimov (Rutger Hauer), assisted by major Anderson (Daryl Hannah) and by some unscrupulous mercenaries led by Lobo (Michael Madsen), and his mission will turn soon in a close showdown, which affects very closely his tormented past. His side will only have Tuage (Neva Lions), a survivor and maybe a mutant, so innocent that we can only be dreamed of, so bloody that believe in hell.
AMBI Pictures was launched in late 2013 by prolific Italian producer Andrea Iervolino and Monika Gomez del Campo Bacardi, Lady of Bayfield Hall, better known as "Monika Bacardi."
Headquartered in Rome, the company is dedicated to making commercial films for a worldwide audience. With a mandate to serve as a top-tier supplier of mainstream projects for both the studios and major independent distributors worldwide, AMBI will pursue top Hollywood talent and international stars and produce/finance 3 - 4 films a year at varying budget levels, depending on the project.
The company is devoted to fostering an artist-friendly environment for top filmmakers and talent and willing to explore original stories and edgy material featuring inter-culture concepts.
The first two film projects from AMBI are the romantic comedy "Devil May Care," directed by Gabriela Tagliavini ("Without Men," "Perfect Lover"), and the dramedy "Tre Tocchi," directed by Marco Risi ("Fortapàsc," "Boys on the Outside").
Andrea Iervolino has produced, funded and distributed over 40 feature films including "The Merchant of Venice," "Gorbaciof," "Napoletans," and "The Anatomist," top name a few. At just 25 years old, he is considered one of the youngest and most accomplished entrepreneurs in the Italian film industry.
Monika Bacardi is the widow of Luis Adalbert Facundo Gomez del Campo Bacardi, Lord of Bayfield Hall, known as Lord Luis Bacardi (descendent of the Bacardi founder, still a family-run company). Renowned for her Passion of modern art and love of photography and movies, Monika Bacardi is a highly successful businesswoman who is now committed to producing films, through AMBI, on top of her numerous philanthropic activities
AMBI Pictures will be active in the distribution of various movie projects in Italy and throughout the world through its satellite company AI Entertainment, a company Iervolino founded in 2011. Iervolino will still run this operation as well as several production and distribution companies in Italy, Spain and Canada.
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