Saban Films has acquired US and Canadian rights to Jaume Balagueró’s THE VAULT [previously Way Down] starring Famke Janssen (X-Men franchise, “Hemlock Grove”), Sam Riley (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil), Golden Globe® Nominee Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, “Bates Motel”), Astrid Bergès-Frisbey (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) and Liam Cunningham (“Game of Thrones”, The Wind That Shakes the Barley).
THE VAULT follows Thom (Highmore), a genius engineering graduate whose interest is piqued by the Bank of Spain. It’s safe, built over 100 years ago, has no blueprints, and its security system includes an underground river that floods the safe room if breached. After learning that a legendary treasure will be deposited in the bank’s safe, Thom masterminds a meticulous plan along with charismatic art dealer Walter (Cunningham) to break into it.
Rowan Athale, Michel Gaztambide, Borja Glez. Santaolalla, Andrés M. Koppel, and Rafa Martínez penned the action thriller, with Álvaro Augustin, Ghislain Barrois, Freddie Highmore, Eneko Lizarraga, and Francisco Sánchez producing.
Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley said, “THE VAULT is an impressive and well-crafted film that will keep audiences in suspense through every step of the plan.”
Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films along with CAA Media Finance on behalf of filmmakers and TF1 STUDIO.
Saban Films will release THE VAULT in theaters, on-demand, and digitally on January 22nd, 2021.
About Saban Films
Saban Films, an affiliate of Saban Capital Group (“SCG”), is a film acquisition and distribution company that acquires high-quality, feature films to distribute in North America. Focusing on commercial, talent-driven films, the company looks at projects in all stages of production for release across multiple platforms, including a day and date theatrical/VOD release strategy. Based in Los Angeles, Saban Films was established by Haim Saban, SCG Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, and is led by Bill Bromiley who serves as President, Shanan Becker, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer and Ness Saban, Vice President of Business Development.