as acquired North American rights to the action-thriller Black Rose, starring and directed by Alexander Nevsky (Showdown in Manila). Written by Brent Huff and George Saunders, the film also stars Kristanna Loken, Adrian Paul, Robert Davi and Matthias Hues.
Set for an April 28 theatrical release, it follows a Russian police major (Nevsky) enlisted by the LAPD to help solve a series of gruesome murders perpetrated against young women by a sadistic killer on the mean streets of Hollywood. Nevsky also produced Black Rose through his Hollywood Storm. The film is executive produced by Sheldon Lettich and Robert Madrid. ITN Distribution President Stuart Alson negotiated the deal along with Nevsky on behalf of the filmmakers.