Peter Mimi’s latest 1952-set thriller, Karmouz War, saw a release in Egypt over the summer and now the film will be setting sail in the marketplace courtesy of Premiere Entertainment Group. The Los Angeles-based company has launched talks with buyers for the film which stars Amir Karara opposite action star Scott Adkins, and is penned by Mimi from a story by producer Mohamed El Sobky.
A British soldier (Adkins) is locked up by his own army for military misconduct, but is unleashed by the British as their secret weapon when fighting the Egyptian soldiers, who are led by General Yousef al-Masri in Karmouz, Alexandria during English-occupied Egypt.
Karim Gawish served as executive producer for Lucid Film. The project is also one of a few titles being handled by Premiere at the moment with the aforementioned action star and there aren’t any headlines officiating so I’m not mentioning it here, but don’t fall asleep on this little tidbit.
“We’re very proud of Karmouz War and it’s overwhelming success in Egypt and we are now looking forward to teaming up with Premiere Entertainment,” said El Sobky. “We share the same passion for films and we’re excited to work with them on our future projects as well.”
“Karmouz War is an excellent action film with a powerful message about bravery that will entertain audiences around the world,” added Carlos Rincon, Premiere’s vice-president of acquisitions. “Scott Adkins performs unbelievable action stunts which prove why he’s one of the top action movie stars in the world.”
PEG President and CEO Elias Axume and Rincon negotiated the deal with the producers. Jeremy Kay first reported the news at Screendaily.