Come Away: Angelina Jolie-David Oyelowo Fantasy Adventure, Acquired by Relativity Media

Relativity Media Acquires Angelina Jolie, David Oyelowo Fantasy Adventure ‘Come Away’

 

Come Away inset Lex Miron
Courtesy of Sundance Institute; Billy Tompkins

CEO Lex Miron talks about his studio’s reboot, premium VOD and rebuilding relationships: “We’ve gone out and done what we said we’d do.”

The new Relativity Media studio has picked up the Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo-starring fantasy adventure Come Away for its first commercial release.

The studio acquired the U.S. rights to the imagined prequel to the the classics Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan after world premiering to great acclaim at the 2020 Sundance Film Fest.

The origin story sees Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland let their imaginations go wild in the English countryside with make-believe tea parties, sword fights and pirate ship adventures before journeying to London after misfortune strikes Peter’s family.

Relativity Media has also dropped the latest trailer to Brave director Brenda Chapman’s live action feature, which imagines a young Alice before Wonderland, played by Keira Chansa, and Peter (Jordan A. Nash) before he became Pan.

The mischievous siblings are seen leaving the safety of their parents, played by Jolie and Oyelowo, and their idyllic country home for adventure in London after tragedy strikes.

Relativity Media plans a hybrid theatrical and $19.99 premium video-on-demand release from November 13 for Come Away, which also stars Anna Chancellor, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Reece Yates.

Releasing Come Away reps new beginning for a Relativity Media since its assets were acquired in May 2018 by a consortium led by UltraV Group — a joint venture of funds managed by Sound Point Capital Management and RMRM Holdings. That followed the studio in a previous incarnation under embattled film financier and producer Ryan Kavanaugh filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy first in 2015 and then again in 2018.

Lex Miron, CEO of the new Relativity Media, rebuilt the studio and its industry relationships so it could be properly capitalized and positioned for long term growth — ahead of the company stepping out into the public spotlight with a relaunch.

Remaking Relativity Media has included licensing the studio’s library to streamers and legacy pay TV providers, and now releasing Come Away, which is produced by Steve Richards of Endurance Media, along with Andrea Keir, Leesa Kahn, James Spring and Oyelowo.

Relativity Media’s acquisition, distribution and marketing strategy is to focus on small to mid-budget films, creating pipeline of quality films for the changing global content market.