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THE RUM DIARY finally finds a home, thanks to new company FilmDistrict

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
September 28th, 2010

With the recent death of mid-major Apparition, it looks like some good may come from it, and even a new distributor.

Marketwatch is reporting (via The Playlist), that former Apparition head Bob Berney has not only formed a new acquisition, distribution, and production/financing company known as FilmDistrict, but that they will kick start their slate with yet-to-be released projects like THE RUM DIARY and LONDON BOULEVARD.

The company has been formed with Berney, THE DEPARTED producer Graham King, and Peter Schlessel, and with regards to RUM DIARY, King recently spoke to Anne Thompson, and stated that the film, which was originally thought to be a player in this year’s festival circuit, will wait on the shelf until at earliest next fall.

Sure, that’s a massively long time to wait, but at least we now know that the film will indeed see the light of day, which is always a good thing. Now, the company won’t release every GK film (particularly the upcoming Scorsese film, HUGO CABRET), but this does hopefully mark a return to form for someone like Berney, who has definitely not had his best of days since leaving the now defunct Apparition.

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