Media Luna has acquired worldwide sales rights to “Luna.” It is the latest film from the UK artist-director Dave McKean. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
It might be in the name, but according to Variety, Media Luna has bagged exclusive rights for worldwide sales of Dave McKean’s “Luna.” The film is about couple who, after losing their baby, visits a friend in his isolated and idyllic seaside house. During the course of their stay, secrets are revealed. The life of the dead child is brought back to life in a series of fantastical dreams that become an opportunity for spiritual healing.
Mckean — an illustrator, photographer, comic book artist, graphic designer, filmmaker and musician whose works incorporate drawing, painting, photography, collage, found objects, digital art and sculpture — directs the said feature title. He is known for his works including the graphic novels, “Violent Cases,” “Black Orchid” miniseries and “Hellblazer” covers for DC Comics. McKean also produced the covers for Gaiman’s celebrated series “The Sandman” — all its collected editions and many of its spin-offs. CD covers for Alice Cooper, Machine Head, Fear Factory, James Murphy, John Cale, Buckethead and Counting Crows among some. He also collaborated with Neil Gaiman on children’s picture books such as “The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish,” “The Wolves in the Walls” and “Crazy Hair.” He also serves as a concept artist on the feature films “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.”
His first feature film as a director was “MirrorMask,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2005. It is a children’s fantasy which combines live action and digital animation and stars Stephanie Leonidas, Jason Barry, Rob Brydon and Gina McKee.
Since then, Mckean has won numerous awards and accolades, including World Fantasy Award in the category of Artist in 1991, in which he was nominated for five times. He has also been nominated six times and won three Spectrum Awards in the categories of Advertising, Book and Comic and a BSFA Award in Short Fiction in 2004, along with Neil Gaiman for “The Wolves in the Walls.” His first feature film “MirrorMask” was nominated for the William Shatner Golden Groundhog Award for Best Underground Movie.
“Luna” is produced by Simon Moorhead and stars Ben Daniels, Dervla Kirwan, Stephanie Leonidas, Michael Maloney, Dervla Kirwan and Maurice Roeves. It will be distributed worldwide by Media Luna.
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