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Constantin Film closes first look deal with Prime Universe Films

21. Juni 2017

Munich / Los Angeles – Producer Adrian Askarieh’s Prime Universe Films has entered into a 2-year First Look deal with Constantin Film. Under the deal, Askarieh will submit both feature film and television projects to Constantin on a first look basis.

Askarieh’s ability and experience in identifying, acquiring, and creating viable IP material, including video game and projects based on graphic novels, fits into Constantin’s plans to ramp up development and production of their English language slate.

Robert Kulzer: “We are welcoming Adrian into the Constantin family. With his great talent of developing and packaging high-end intellectual properties, we expect him to help us crank up our film and TV output."

Adrian Askarieh added: “I have known Robert Kulzer for a while and just recently met Martin Moszkowicz. But soon after the three of us met, I had no doubt that Constantin Film was the company I wanted to be in business with in a significant way. Martin, Robert, and their entire Constantin team have a tremendous track record in creating valuable film and television content with global appeal. I feel that my company is well positioned to contribute to their future plans and to also benefit from their vast experience and resources.”

Askarieh’s most recent project was 20th Century Fox’s video game-based HITMAN: AGENT 47 and among his upcoming projects is JUST CAUSE which is based on the best-selling Square Enix video game and has AQUAMAN’s Jason Momoa attached to star and SAN ANDREAS’ Brad Peyton attached to direct.

Prime Universe Films will be housed out of the Constantin’s West Hollywood offices. Askarieh was repped by Peter Grossman of “Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman, Inc.

About Constantin Film

Constantin Film has been synonymous with quality and success for over 30 years. It has played a crucial role in establishing German cinema both nationally and internationally. Between 1977, when Bernd Eichinger established the company, and today, Constantin Film has emerged as the most successful independent production and distribution company in the German media industry. Constantin Film's operations include German and English language motion picture theatrical production, theatrical distribution, home entertainment distribution, licensing and television production.

Constantin Film's diverse slate includes box office hits and award-winning films alike, ranging from comic book to literary adaptations, historical dramas, action and genre, among them THE NEVERENDING STORY, THE FANTASTIC FOUR film franchise, THE NAME OF THE ROSE, NOWHERE IN AFRICA, DOWNFALL, PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER, THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX, POPE JOAN, THE HOUSE OF SPIRITS, FACK JU GÖHTE & FACK JU GÖHTE 2, two of the biggest ever German box office hits, the RESIDENT EVIL film franchise and TV series SHADOWHUNTERS - THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS. The second season of the successful series started at the beginning of January 2017. 

Any inquires please contact:

Constantin Film Film Press

Tel: +49 (0) 89 44 44 60 100

Email: filmpresse@constantin-film.de

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