2011 News


Pathe and WWE Partner on No One Lives
May 9, 2011

London, May 9th, 2011 – Pathe UK and WWE Studios today announce that they have partnered to co-finance and distribute NO ONE LIVES, written by David Cohen, and to be directed by visionary genre director Ryuhei Kitamura (THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN).  

The picture stars Luke Evans (THE THREE MUSKETEERS, IMMORTALS, THE RAVEN) and will begin principal photography in New Orleans on June 13th.  

The producers are Elton Brand and Harry Knapp for Milk & Media and Kami Naghdi for Constance Media.

A ruthless criminal gang takes a young couple hostage and goes to ground in an abandoned house in the middle of nowhere.  When the captive girl is killed, the tables are unexpectedly turned. The gang finds itself outsmarted by an urbane and seasoned killer determined to ensure that no one lives…

NO ONE LIVES is a smart and original horror movie with at its heart a killer in the grip of a dark and twisted love affair.    

Cameron McCracken, Managing Director of Pathe UK, said: “It was impossible to resist Ryuhei’s passionate vision for this project and his desire to create an iconic anti-hero for our times.   WWE Studios have been ideal partners and we look forward to many other shared ventures!” 

“WWE Studios maintains a flexible business model that allows us to seek out partners to co-finance, produce and distribute films of all genres to appeal to our fans’ wide array of film tastes,” said Michael Luisi, EVP Business Development, WWE. “Teaming up with Pathe is the perfect example.  We look forward to co-producing ‘No One Lives’ with one of the leaders in the industry.”

Harry Knapp, Producer, said; “We are thrilled at the prospect of working with Luke, one of the most talented actors of his generation.  We know he is going to create a truly memorable villain!”

Pathé Distribution will distribute the film in France; and Twentieth Century Fox will distribute the film in the UK on Pathe’s behalf.  Pathe International will handle international sales.  

For further information, please contact:

For Pathe:

Media Contact

Katy Towse

+44 207 462 4415

katy.towse@pathe-uk.com

International Sales contact:

Benoit Sauvage benoit.sauvage@pathe.com

Tessa Williams tessa.williams@pathe.uk.com

For WWE:

Media Contact:

Justine Sacco

+1 203-406-3647 / 212-909-9302

Justine.Sacco@wwecorp.com

Investor Contact:

Michael Weitz

+1 203-352-8642

Michael.Weitz@wwecorp.com

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Since it was established by Charles Pathé and his brother at the end of 19th century, Pathé has remained one of Europe's pre-eminent entertainment companies. With a reputation built on independence, innovation and quality, Pathé is the world's longest established film company and now encompasses a diverse range of media and entertainment interests.

Pathé is one of the leading distributors and producers of films in both the UK and France.  Pathé’s productions range from Aardman's "Chicken Run" to Stephen Frears' "The Queen" to Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire".   The Pathe library currently comprises almost 700 titles. 

Following its takeover of Gaumont Theatres, Pathé is also continental Europe's leading cinema chain, with over 900 screens in France, the Netherlands and Switzerland 


Pathé International handles the international marketing and sales of Pathé’s own productions and actively acquires third party films for worldwide representation. As one of Europe’s leading sales agents, Pathé International has a significant presence at all major film markets and festivals. Pathé International's current slate includes THE IRON LADY (starring Meryl Streep), and Paolo Sorrentino’s THIS MUST BE THE PLACE (starring Sean Penn).

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.

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