Rhombus sets up next slate of films

The Toronto-based producer is in development on seven feature films, including projects from Brandon Cronenberg and Andrew Cividino.

Rhombus Media continues to focus on rising stars in the Canadian film world.

The Toronto-based producer has announced a raft of titles on its development slate, including projects from Stephen Dunn, Andrew Cividino, Albert Shin, Paul Gross, Brandon Cronenberg and Jason Eisener.

Currently in development with Rhombus is Cividino’s latest feature, Butcher, which will see the Sleeping Giant director pairing with screenwriter Nicolas Billon (Elephant Song) to adapt Billon’s stage play of the same name. Billon previously won the 2016 Toronto Theatre Critics Award for his play.

Possessor, a science fiction thriller written by director Brandon Cronenberg (Antiviral), is also in development with Rhombus. The thriller, about an agent who uses brain transplants to inhabit other people’s bodies, is slated to begin shooting in London, U.K. later this year, according to a statement from Rhombus. Andy Starke of Rook Films is also attached to the project as a producer.

As well, Albert Shin is partnering with screenwriter James Schultz on his next feature film Clifton Hill. The psychological thriller tells the story of a pathological liar who becomes entangled with a childhood memory of witnessing a kidnapping. Shin’s debut feature In Her Place made its world premiere at TIFF ’14.

Rhombus is also in development on the latest from Hyena Road director Paul Gross. The in-development feature, Talking And Killing, is slated to be written and directed by Gross. The project centres on story of two hit men who find themselves on the run. Gross’s prodco Triple 7 Films is also attached to produce.

Rhombus is also in development on Stephen Dunn’s next project What Waits For Them In Darkness. Allison White of Sara Fost Pictures is also attached to the project as a producer. What Waits For Them In Darkness tells the story 11-year-old and her mother, who find themselves adrift in their home which is floating in the North Atlantic.

Also on Rhombus’ slate is Swedish director Beata Gårdeler’s I Am Wanted. The film is based on an autobiographical book of the same name by author Daniel Luthman, and Mexiko Media’s Martin Söder and Kim Ly are attached to produce alongside Rhombus.

Finally, Rhombus is also in development on Jason Eisener’s New York City Outlaws. The project is an adaptation of a comic book by Robert Huszar and Ken Landgraf, which was adapted for film by Zack Carlson and Bryan Connolly. Bron Studios founder Aaron L. Gilbert and Rob Cotterill of Halifax prodco Yer Dead Productions are also attached to produce the project, which follows a group of vigilantes who join forces to save New York in the midst of a police strike.

Fichman, along with Kevin Krikst and Fraser Ash, will produce the various films for Rhombus.