Minds Eye Entertainment and VMI Worldwide in association with Bridgegate Pictures proudly announces that Nicolas Cage (SNOWDEN, DOG EAT DOG) will star in the action/sci-fi film, THE HUMANITY BUREAU. Rob King (SOMETHING MORE) is set to direct from a script written by Dave Schultz (45 R.P.M). Principal photography is set to commence this week in British Columbia, Canada. Sarah Lind (WOLFCOP), Jakob Davies (IF I STAY) and Hugh Dillon (ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13) have also joined the cast. Kevin Dewalt, CEO of Minds Eye Entertainment and Andre Relis, president of VMI Worldwide made the announcement today.
"We're extremely excited to work with the incomparable Nicolas Cage on this project," said Dewalt. "We're certain that THE HUMANITY BUREAU will be a hit with his legions of followers."
"We're excited to be working with Nicolas Cage on this incredible film, and we feel that the subject matter, given the current state of the world following the 2016 U.S. election, is very relevant on a global scale," said Relis.
The year is 2030. Global warming has wreaked havoc in parts of the American Midwest. In its attempt to take hold of the economic recession, a government agency called The Humanity Bureau exiles members of society deemed unproductive and banishes them to a colony known as New Eden.
An ambitious and impartial caseworker Noah Kross (Cage) investigates a case appealed by a single mother (Lind) and her son (Davies). Knowing the unjust fate of the innocent boy, Kross sets off to save the lives of the mother and child and to expose the truth about The Humanity Bureau's secrets once and for all.
THE HUMANITY BUREAU is the second title in a six-picture slate deal between Minds Eye Entertainment, VMI worldwide and Bridgegate Pictures following Wesley Snipe's THE RECALL, which sold to scores of buyers during the 2016 American Film Market.
THE HUMANITY BUREAU will be shot with the new Barco Escape multi-screen, panoramic movie format, offering the ultimate immersive cinema experience that fully surrounds the viewer in the movie experience. Portions of the films will be shot in Virtual Reality. THE HUMANITY BUREAU also marks the first film where Nicolas Cage appears in Barco Escape and Virtual Reality.
Cage is represented by CAA, LINK Entertainment and Jake Bloom and Patrick Knapp at Bloom, Hergott.
Minds Eye International has North American distribution rights to THE HUMANITY BUREAU, while VMI Worldwide has international right. THE HUMANITY BUREAU will be prodcued by Kevin Dewalt (Forsaken, The Tall Man) Danielle Masters (Forsaken, Wolfcop), and Kelly-Rae Buchan. It will be executive produced by Andre Relis (The Perfect Weapon, War Pigs), Wayne Marc Gdfrey (Cake), Guy Griffithe (American Justice), Robert Jones (The Usual Suspects) and Frank White (The Tall Man).
ABOUT MINDS EYE ENTERTAINMENT
Established in 1986, Minds Eye Entertainment is one of Canada's most prolific independent production and distribution companies, internationally recognized for its commitment to distinctive film and television product and expertise in navigating international co-production and financing. Recent credits include: THE TALL MAN (Jessica Biel), FACES IN THE CROWD (Milla Jovovich), LULLABY FOR PI (Rupert Friend, Clemence Poesy, Forest Whitaker), Stephen King's DOLAN'S CADILLAC (Christian Slater) and FORSAKEN (starring Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, Brian Cox and Demi Moore). For more information about Minds Eye Entertainment, please visit www.mindseyepictures.com
ABOUT VMI WORLDWIDE
VMI Worldwide is an international sales, film finance and production company based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 2010 by Andre Relis, some of VMI Worldwide's past titles include HELLION starring Aaron Paul and Juliette Lewis, WICKED BLOOD, starring Abigail Breslin and Sean Bean, GALLOWWALKERS with Wesley Snipes, and WHY STOP NOW starring Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo and Tracy Morgan. VMI Worldwide has cultivated an extensive network of long-term, direct relationship with the top networks, distributors and releasing companies around the globe. In the past 3 years, VMI has moved heavily into in-house production on titles including WAR PIGS starring Dolph Lundgren and THE PERFECT WEAPON starring Steven Seagal. For more information about VMI Worldwide, please visit http://www.vmiworldwide.com/
ABOUT BRIDGEGATE PICTURES
Bridgegate Pictures Corp operates as an integrated film company out of Corona, California. The company engages in the development, financing and production of media products including feature films for worldwide distribution in the theatrical, broadcast and digital markets. Bridgegate specializes in commercial driven independent films that are star driven and have worldwide appeal.