As AGC Enters Cannes With ‘Moonfall’ and More, the Independent Studio Continues Plans for Growth

As AGC Enters Cannes With ‘Moonfall’ and More, the Independent Studio Continues Plans for Growth
Most studios have struggled to keep high-level productions free of Covid-19 in the past year: Blockbusters such as “Mission: Impossible 7” and “The Batman” periodically paused as a result of positive cases. But AGC Studios and Centropolis’ sci-fi thriller “Moonfall” — one of the most expensive indie pics in years, with a budget of $140 million (second only to Luc Besson’s “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”) — has been wholly shot during the pandemic without any setbacks.

Directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Halle Berry and Patrick Wilson, “Moonfall” follows a ragtag team’s mission into space to prevent the moon, knocked off its orbit by an unknown force, from a nasty collision course with Earth. U.S. distributor Lionsgate recently set a Feb. 4 release date, and AGC will preview early material at the Cannes virtual market in late June.

“It’s fantastic for independent distributors to have a
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