Saban Films announces that they have acquired U.S. rights to Percy vs Goliath directed by Primetime Emmy® Award Nominee Clark Johnson (“The Shield”). The anti-GMO film stars Academy Award® Winner Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter, Catch Me If You Can), Golden Globe® Nominee Christina Ricci (Sleepy Hollow, The Opposite of Sex) and Golden Globe® Nominee Zach Braff (“Scrubs”). Scythia Films’ Daniel Bekerman, Ian Dimerman, Brendon Sawatzky, Hilary Pryor, Garfield Lindsay Miller and Ethan Lazar produced with William Santor, Andrew Chang-Sang, and Kevin Hoiseth serving as executive producers.
The filmfollows small-town Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser (Walken) who challenges a major conglomerate when the company’s genetically modified canola is discovered in the 70-year-old farmer’s crop.
Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley said, “This true story is an engaging drama, a story about being bullied and fighting back. Christopher Walken is amazing as Percy, and levels the quiet dignity befitting this role.”
Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films along with ICM Partners on behalf of filmmakers.