Bob Marley has a new film in the early stages, but it’s already been greenlit by Rudy Langlais’s Golden Island Filmworks.
According to reports, Don Allan and Neil Sacker have closed a financing agreement with the government of the Caribbean island nation of Antigua for $125 million committed to the start of five feature films. Each film will have budget between $20 million and $85 million, and being produced through Golden Islands Filmworks in collaboration with the government of Antigua and Barbuda, headed by Prime Minister Gaston A. Browne.
This financing arrangement, which uses funds generated by the Antigua Citizenship Investment Program, hasn’t been done before. Funds collected from the citizenship are going to get invested into the $125 million film slate.
The upcoming film, Rebels, is about a journey through the incredible life and musical times of Marley. It follows the early stages of his career while showing the unknown side of this legend and his music. Fans can expect stories and music that you’ve never heard before, showing a side of Marley that may surprise you.
This will also lead to the launch of the Nick Carter: Killmaster espionage franchise, which has produced 261 books over 30 years and selling more than 30 million copies, making it the U.S.’s longest-running franchise in book publishing history.
Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne excitedly discussed the new venture. “Welcome to the start of this new day in the history of my nation, the Caribbean and worldwide cinema – the further transformation of Antigua and Barbuda as the economic powerhouse of the Caribbean through the power and art of film. We are welcoming the leading directors, actors and filmmaking technicians of the world to Antigua and they are coming to create exciting films that capture the beauty, mystery, history and complexity of our country, our history, our people,” he said.
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Written by: Angie Rentmeester