Solstice Studio joins Nippon Television, Depth of Field and ANEW on the English-language remake of the Japanese feature film, SHIELD OF STRAW for a late summer/early fall production start.
The film is based on the Japanese novel written by Kazuhiro Kiuchi and the cult classic film “Shield of Straw” directed by Takashi Miike. The screenplay for the remake version is written by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt (the Olympus Has Fallen series), who also are executive producers.
ABOUT SOLSTICE STUDIOS
Solstice Studios is an independent movie company based in Los Angeles, founded in October 2018. The firm develops, fully finances, produces, sells internationally and distributes feature films in the U.S. on a wide-release basis. Solstice plans to produce 3-5 movies per year for a global audience—generally in the $30-80M budget range. It also plans to acquire another 2-4 films per year for wide US distribution. The company has a partnership with Ingenious Media.
The Solstice team has a $5 billion production track record and is expected to grow to 65 people in its first year. The company’s founders are: President & CEO Mark Gill, Production Heads Andrew Gunn and Guy Botham; and Marketing/Strategy Head Vincent Bruzzese.
The senior team also includes Acquisitions & International Head Crystal Bourbeau; Business & Legal Affairs Head Karen Barna; Chief Financial Officer Shaun Williams; and Physical Production Head Rene Besson.