Northern Irish filmmakers Chris Baugh and Brendan Mullin have signed a deal with major Hollywood producers Legendary for their next feature, a currently untitled heist film.

The film will be a subversion of the superhero genre where a group of career criminals stage a heist on the lair of a superhero and must escape with their lives when everything goes wrong.

The pair are best known for their debut feature, A Bad Day for the Cut, which Baugh directed and they both produced. A Bad Day for the Cut premiered at Sundance before being acquired for North American release by Well Go USA Entertainment. That film was made with the support of Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus Scheme.

Baugh and Mullin’s first production for their company, short horror Boys from County Hell, picked up Best Irish Short at the Kerry International Film Festival 2012. In 2013 they produced Stumpy’s Brae, a 30 minute horror drama for BBC Northern Ireland. Most recently they made short kidnap thriller The Captors, selected as part of the Northern Ireland Screen and BFI Shorts to Features Programme and Dinosaurs, a 20-minute web drama pilot produced as part of RTE’s Storyland initiative.

Legendary is a major motion picture production based in Burbank, California and is a subsidiary of the Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group. They are best known as producers on Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy as well as for recent releases Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Skyscraper, Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomPacific Rim Uprising, and Kong: Skull Island.

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