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Dredd, Safe, Protection Land at Lionsgate

Lionsgate has made an agreement with Stuart Ford's IM Global to release Boaz Yakin's SAFE, Pete Travis' DREDD and Simon West's PROTECTION in the U.S., reports Variety.

Lionsgate has made an agreement with Stuart Ford's IM Global to release Boaz Yakin's SAFE, Pete Travis' DREDD and Simon West's PROTECTION in the U.S., reports Variety.

SAFE will hit theaters first. The thriller stars Jason Statham. Lawrence Bender Prods. and Trigger Street Prods. are producing the top-secret BOURNE-like flick.

DREDD starts shooting this month in Cape Town, South Africa. Karl Urban stars in the JUDGE DREDD reboot. DNA Films is the producer on the $45 million 3-D production. The film has sold around the globe already.

PROTECTION will begin production in March in New Mexico. Dwayne Johnson stars as a Mexican mercenary wrapped up in a plot to sneak a judge's daughter and his legal advisor across the border while being chased by corrupt police, drug smugglers and U.S. criminal agents. Robert Lawrence, Gordon Gray and Ford are the producers.

Automatik's Brian Kavanaugh Jones is the exec producer on SAFE and PROTECTION.

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