Mel Gibson's 'Summer' lands slew of sales

MUMBAI: Multiple sales have been locked up of the Mel Gibson action movie How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Icon Entertainment International at the European Film Market.

Summer is the first big pre-sale of the festival that could be a hopeful sign for other companies selling on scripts and unfinished films.

Covering most of Europe, Icon has closed deals with the Telemunchen for Germany, Eagle for Italy, Metropolitan for France, Paradiso for Benelux, Revolutionary Releasing for Eastern Europe, Svensk for Scandinavia, Odeon for Greece, Ascot Elite for Switzerland, Lusomundo for Portugal and Fida for Turkey.

Nu Metro picked up the film for South Africa while Prime Pictures snagged it for the Middle East.

The film, directed by Adrian Grunberg and written by Gibson, Grunberg and Stacy Perskie, sees the actor as a career criminal sent to a vicious Mexican prison where he has learn to survive any way he can.

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