Ukrainian film director Myroslav Slaboshpytsky will shoot the American film "Tiger". This movie will be made with a help of Focus Studio, as well as Protozoa Pictures, created by Darren Aronofsky, and Plan B, founded by Brad Pitt. The Variety reported this news.
"The pic, based on the 2010 non-fiction book by John Vaillant, takes place on the Siberian plain, where human development is encroaching on the tigers’ habitat — and one tiger turns on the intruders. With townspeople being tracked and hunted with an almost supernatural power, a conservationist game warden must face down the tiger. It is a fight that only one of them can win," the message says.
The film had been in development limbo, but a recent presentation got the studio and producers excited about getting it into production.
Slaboshpytsky broke on the scene with his movie “The Tribe” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and was eventually acquired by Drafthouse Films. He also directed the short films “Nuclear Waste” and “The Fall.
”The Tribe is a 2014 Ukrainian drama film directed by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy. The film is set in a boarding school for deaf children, where a new arrival is drawn into an institutional system of organized crime, involving prostitution. He crosses a dangerous line when he falls for one of the girls to whom he's assigned as pimp.
The film is entirely in Ukrainian Language with no subtitles. It won the Nespresso Grand Prize, as well as the France 4 Visionary Award and the Gan Foundation Support for Distribution Award at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival 's International Critics week section
Film critic Tod MacCarty advised viewers to keep in mind the name of Slaboshpytskiy “Even if you cannot pronounce it”.