Our Projects

It's the nature of the movie beast: everything's super-secret until it's yesterday's news. So, please forgive us if we seem coy about some projects. Attaching top-quality producers, directors and actors is a delicate business, often requiring great discretion. Most of the projects below belong to the original Derby Street Films fund (DSF i). DSF II also has projects in development, and DSF III is currently attracting investment.

In The Blood An action-packed thriller about a woman who sets off on her own to take down the men responsible for kidnapping her husband; directed by John Stockwell (Into The Blue, Blue Crush) and starring Gina Carano (Haywire, Fast & Furious 6). After wrapping on-time and on-budget in Puerto Rico the movie is currently on release in the US.
Blood Mountain Benedict Cumberbatch is attached to star with Hollywood producer Lawrence Bender (Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, Kill Bill) producing this Afghan-based adventure story about a mercenary and an Afghan terrorist. While being hunted by their common enemies, they must work together in order to survive. Production is provisionally slated for early 2015.
Arabian Nights Arabian Nights is a large-budget, visually stunning 3-D re-telling of the classic adventure tale. A bold young commander joins forces with Sinbad, Aladdin and his Genie to rescue Scheherazade and save her kingdom from the dark powers of an immortal sorcerer. It is set to shoot in China, with principal photography likely to take place in early 2015.
The Englishman Under Siege meets Hotel Rwanda. The film portrays the true story of ex-SAS officer Will Scully's mission in Sierra Leone where he ends up single-handedly defending the Mammy Yoko Hotel during a rebel siege. John Moore (A Good Day To Die Hard, Behind Enemy Lines) is attached to direct with Bill Wisher (Terminator, Terminator 2) having written the script.
Queen of Diamonds Queen of Diamonds is a London-based gangster movie portraying the life of a glamorous female gangster with her ‘40 Thieves’ operating during the 1960s. Directed by the internationally acclaimed Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Thirteen, Red Riding Hood) we anticipate a lot of interest amongst top talent for the female central character.
Other Projects Challenger is an investigative thriller and whistle-blower drama about Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman's investigation of the 1986 space shuttle disaster. Top actors are being attached. Sentient is the story of a US Government-commissioned super computer that goes wrong and takes on a life of its own, and turns against the human race. A progammer has to go under cover to take the computer down. 31 Dream Street is based on a novel by Lisa Jewell. The script is currently being written by top writing partnership of Kiwi Smith, Jessica O' 'Toole and Amy Rardin (Legally Blonde, The Ugly Truth, The House Bunny, 10 Things I Hate About You).