Euro Gang Strikes 3-Project Deal with Marco Kreuzpaintner

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LOS ANGELES (March 22, 2024)– Euro Gang Entertainment, the entertainment company founded by Gianni Nunnari and Simon Horsman, have entered into a three picture and series deal with acclaimed writer / director Marco Kreuzpaintner, it was announced today by Horsman and Nunnari. The company has over 30 projects in active development across most genres, formats and budget ranges.

A multi-hyphenate, Kreuzpaintner recently co-directed with Roland Emmerich, the $150 million, 10-part, gladiator series, Those About to Die, starring Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins. The series was produced by Nunnari (The Departed, Silence, 300, From Dusk Till Dawn), Centropolis Entertainment, High End Productions, Street Entertainment, and AGC Studios and will be released in the US later this year by Peacock, and internationally by Prime Video, among others. Kreuzpaintner directed the first four episodes and executive produced the Netflix series Bodies and previously directed and executive produced Bafta winning series The Lazarus Project.

Kreuzpaintner stated, “I am thrilled to be working with my friends at Euro Gang. Gianni and Simon have created a real home for filmmakers who want to go the extra mile. This will be a hub for people determined to create state-of-the-art, commercial entertainment. And we are all grateful to Warner Music Entertainment for supporting these amazing projects.” 

Horsman added: “Marco is an incredible creative collaborator and director. The fact that Euro Gang is so keen to partner with Marco on three projects off the back of launching our new company says it all.”     

Alongside Euro Gang, Kreuzpaintner will produce and direct Drood, a series based on the book of the same name by NYT best-selling and Hugo Award winner author, Dan Simmons (“The Terror”). The story revolves around a sinister and mysterious hunt through Victorian London’s perilous under-city for a murderous specter, led by none other than Charles Dickens, and his best friend and fellow author, Wilkie Collins.  

The second project, Black Vatican, is a stylish and contemporary horror series based on an original story by Andrea Nobile and Maurizio Curcio. Kreuzpaintner will direct the pilot penned by Alex Child, where the Pope, possessed by Satan, seeks to undermine the Catholic Church from the inside, opposed by a renegade holy man with a complicated past. Leading Italian production company, Alfred Film, is a co-producer on Black Vatican.

Warner Music Entertainment will be developing Drood and Black Vatican with Euro Gang.

Lastly, Kreuzpaintner will helm and co-write alongside British playwright James Fritz, The Flea, a feature film adaptation of Fritz’s critically acclaimed play about the Cleveland Street Scandal that shook the foundation of British society.

Euro Gang Entertainment was founded last year to develop, finance and produce feature films, scripted and unscripted television series, stage productions and other live events. The company has over 30 projects in active development across most genres, formats and budget ranges, from a Broadway play, to sub-$10million independent features, to tent-pole studio films. The company is affiliated with Hollywood Gang Productions, which will continue to develop and service projects with the major Hollywood studios.  

Kreuzpaintner and Alex Child are represented by Independent Talent Group. James Fritz is represented by Berlin Associates and  Dan Simmons is represented by Circle of Confusion and Richard Curtis Associates.  Euro Gang was advised on all three projects by Hannah Wylie and Caitlin McGivern of Harbottle & Lewis