Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sony Champions Canadian "Defendor"...

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The superhero comedy feature "Defendor", debuting @ TIFF 2009, starring actor Woody "Cheers" Harrelson has picked up a seven-figure distribution deal from Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group for all US rights, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

The film was written/directed by Vancouver-based, Canadian actor Peter "G-Spot" Stebbings and produced by Toronto/LA-based Nicholas Tabarrok of Darius Films.

According to reports, Tabarrok pre-sold Canadian rights for "Defendor" to Alliance Films as part of the movie's financing package.

"...When night falls and danger emerges from the shadows of the 'Hammer Town' alleyways, 'Defendor' is the only man who stands between us and the drug-ravaged streets. He is the last bastion of decency, the last honourable man: he is Defendor! But he is also 'Arthur Poppington' (Woody Harrelson), a simple man who lives in the workshop of the construction company that employs him to hold traffic signs.

Arthur is a self-made superhero who runs afoul of the law when he lays a beating on an undercover cop, 'Chuck Dooney' (Elias Koteas), who was abusing a young prostitute named 'Kat' (Kat Dennings).

Always the hero, Arthur takes Kat to his secret hideout hoping she can help him find his arch-nemesis, the diabolical 'Captain Industry'. Mistakenly convinced that Captain Industry killed his mother, Arthur has made it his mission to track down this enemy at all costs. But in order to do so, he must first overcome his most difficult challenge ever: convincing the court-appointed psychiatrist 'Dr. Park' (Sandra Oh) that he's sane enough to be on the streets..."

Sneak Peek the trailer for "Defendor"...