Studio behind ‘The Liberator’ is teaming up with Quality Films on feature-length action-thriller, to film in Atlanta, that will dive into the hotbed of street takeover car culture.
Trioscope (The Liberator) has greenlit a new feature-length action thriller, Takeover, in partnership with Quality Films (Ice Cold, How High 2), a film unit of the music management and hip-hop label Quality Control (QC), and Atlanta-based film financing group Georgia Production Finance. Actor and entertainer, Quavo (Atlanta, Black-ish, Wash Me in the River) has signed on to star in the film, written by screenwriter Jeb Stuart (Die Hard, The Fugitive, The Vikings) and Brad Easton (Marvel’s Agent Carter). Stuart’s previous collaborations with Trioscope include the World War II animated drama The Liberator (Netflix). Trioscope chief creative officer Greg Jonkajtys is set to direct.
Takeover is the first co-produced scripted project that taps into QC's roster of artists, using Trioscope’s proprietary, imaginative style of animation. Set and filmed in Atlanta, a hotbed of the street takeover car culture, the film will underscore the fascination and controversy surrounding “sideshows,” which Trioscope will bring to life by fusing live-action performances with animation.
Atlanta native Quavo will play Guy Miller, a recent parolee who’s attempting to rehabilitate his life, when circumstances propel him back into Atlanta’s thriving and dangerous takeover scene. He must live up to his reputation as one of the slipperiest street operators in a lethal, head-long race against time.
“With our unique approach, we’re able to transcend traditional storytelling and immerse viewers into the elaborate, fast-paced world of street takeovers,” noted Trioscope CEO L.C. Crowley.
“The film brings together the industry’s most talented visionaries both on and off the screen,” remarked Quality Films president Brian Sher. “We’re thrilled to deliver an unparalleled edge-of-your seat ride that will introduce many viewers to a world they never knew existed.”
Added Quavo, “I’m really excited for this opportunity, especially shooting in my hometown of Atlanta. This film is an ideal opportunity to further delve into my craft, and I can’t wait to see how the action plays out in this animated environment.”
The film will be produced by Crowley, Brandon Barr, and Jonkajtys for Trioscope Studios; Kevin “Coach K” Lee, Pierre “P” Thomas and Sher for Quality Films; Stuart for Real Folk Productions; Don Mandrik; Quavo for Huncho Films alongside Jen McDaniels.
Don Mandrik, managing director of Georgia Production Finance, leads the capitalization of the film, alongside automotive tech entrepreneur, Take It to The Track USA’s Brian Consaul. The two assembled the financing from within Atlanta’s robust exotic and racing car community and via partnerships with leading automotive brands.
“We are excited to be partnering with the teams from Trioscope and Quality Control on what we anticipate to be the first of many projects together, as they collectively represent some of the best and brightest content creators in the industry,” commented Mandrik.
The news follows a successful year for Trioscope, which has seen rapid growth with a recent $5.25 million investment from BITKRAFT, Sony to further pioneer a genre of animated content for global audiences. Recently, the company expanded its management team, having tapped seasoned animation expert John Evershed as chief strategy officer, as well as former Roblox executive Keith Lucas as key adviser.
In addition to the premiere of The Liberator on Netflix, the company finished production on the short film Night of the Cooters, produced by George R. R. Martin and starring Vincent D’Onofrio, who also directs. The company also has partnered with Dark Horse Comics, Oni Press, Netflix and A&E Studios for unannounced projects.