EXCLUSIVE: Filmmaker Ashley Avis (Black Magnificence) has been tapped to jot down and direct the romance Metropolis of Angels, based mostly on Wim Wenders’ 1987 basic Metropolis of Angels, for Warner Bros, Perez Photos and Atlas Leisure.
This reimagining of Wenders’ romantic fantasy, which gained him the Cannes Movie Pageant’s prize for Finest Director, will observe the journey of a guardian angel who falls in love with a mortal man, a lonely jazz musician in Manhattan she is tasked to information. It’s the second remake titled Metropolis of Angels to emerge from Warner Bros on the heels of Brad Silberling’s 1998 movie, starring Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan, which grossed over $198M worldwide.
Atlas Leisure’s Charles Roven (Uncharted, American Hustle) produced that pic and also will produce the brand new take alongside Rebecca Metal Roven Oakley (Marvel Girl, Marvel Girl 1984), in addition to Paul Perez (Warner Bros/HBO Max’s Father of the Bride) for Perez Photos.
“I’m honored, and deeply excited, to convey this beautiful love story to life by a poetic new lens, alongside distinguished producers in Charles, Rebecca, and Paul,” Avis informed Deadline. “Working with Warner Bros. on such a basic title has been an aspiration of mine for a very long time, and I’m very grateful to have discovered champions for our reimagining in these companions.”
A passionate advocate for horses who has written, directed and produced six options and 100+ commercials thus far, Avis most not too long ago directed Wild Magnificence: Mustang Spirit of the West, an award-winning documentary exploring the beautiful pure magnificence in addition to controversial authorities therapy of untamed horses in america. Her work on the movie, slated for launch by Gravitas on Could twelfth, earlier this 12 months earned her a Particular Congressional Commendation from Congresswoman Dina Titus.
Avis beforehand co-wrote, directed and edited the Disney+ movie Black Magnificence, starring Oscar winner Kate Winslet, Mackenzie Foy and Iain Glen, seeing that characteristic based mostly on the basic 1877 novel by Anna Sewell debut on the platform over Thanksgiving 2020. Different previous initiatives embrace the 2016 indie thriller Abandoned with Mischa Barton, and the 2018 coming-of-age drama Adolescence starring India Eisley, Tommy Flanagan and Elisabeth Röhm.
Tapped by Think about’s Ron Howard, Mind Grazer and Stephanie Sperber in 2020 to create a sequence based mostly on the long-lasting Breyer horse model, Avis is represented by WME and Yorn, Levine, Barnes.