Marking its success in raising $240 million from half a dozen investment firms to make fifteen film features during the next six years, Joel Silver's Dark Castle Productions will produce the first three pictures under its banner with Warner Bros. to distribute.
The first project of the deal is expected to be "Whiteout", an action thriller flick based on Greg Rucka's graphic novel of the same title. Principal photography on it is scheduled to start this winter for a 2008 release.
Meanwhile, the next two are intended to be a psychological horror film titled "The Summoner" and urban action movie "Gangland." The former has already tapped Victor Salva to helm with Matthew Sand penning the script while the latter has its screenplay written by Alex Tse.
All of these three projects, alongside other twelve, will be fully financed by Silver who also gains sole approval to greenlight the works plus full creative control on them.