By Mack Chico
Los Angeles, CA – October 4, 2011 – It was announced today that Emmett / Furla Films and Cheetah Vision Films are partnering to produce the action thriller “The Pursuit,” which will star Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. The announcement was made today by Randall Emmett, who co-runs Cheetah Vision with Jackson and is partnered with George Furla in Emmett / Furla Films.
Director Jessy Terrero (“Soul Plane” “Gun”) has signed a three picture directing deal with the producers, which will begin with him directing “The Pursuit.”
Principle photography is slated to begin February 15th 2012 in Louisiana. The film will be distributed by Lionsgate through Cheetah Vision’s existing 10 picture output deal with the leading independent studio.
In “The Pursuit” a cop and criminal inadvertently team up to track down an escaped bank robber as each has his own personal vendetta against the man. Meanwhile, a determined US Marshall hunts the men to prevent them from killing the convict and instead ensure that he is brought to justice the proper way.
The screenplay is written by Matt Johnson (“Into the Blue,” “Torque,” the upcoming “Afterburn”). Producers are Randall Emmett, George Furla and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Additional casting announcements will be made in the coming weeks.
With nine films in production this year alone, Emmett / Furla Films, the Los Angeles based film production and financing company, has quickly emerged as one of the industry’s most prolific production companies with the capacity to develop, package, finance and produce a broad array of films for wide theatrical release.
Emmett / Furla is currently in pre-production on “Broken City” starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe and “Frozen Ground” starring John Cusak, Nicolas Cage and Vanessa Hudgens. Both films will begin shooting this fall. The company also has several major films currently in post production including the Stephen Frears directed comedy “Lay the Favorite” starring Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta Jones, Rebecca Hall and Vince Vaughn; the drama “Fire with Fire” starring Josh Duhamel, Bruce Willis and Rosario Dawson; the action / thriller “Freelancers” starring Robert DeNiro, Forest Whitaker and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson; and the mystery crime thriller “End of Watch” starring Jake Gyllanhall and Anna Kendrick.
Emmett / Furla Films recently announced a new $250 million film fund with Envision Entertainment to finance a new slate of high-end, star-driven commercial feature films.