Action/Adventure - Development 2017

BreakThru Films and Pillarstone Productions received maximum support from the Irish Film Board to bring the greatest legend of the Celtic world, Cu Cullan, to life. And now with the script finished, and the graphic novel shortly to be released, we are looking for partners outside Ireland.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure, Transmedia, Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Synopsis
    • Cu, which means hound, is set 2000 years ago in Ireland and Scotland, and follows the story of Cu, an orphaned boy who grows up to be Ireland’s greatest fighter.

      Manipulated by kings, and the target of every wannabe hard man of the age, his greatest struggle is with his own bi-polar nature. So dark can his nature be, that he wonders if his is not only manipulated by men, but also by the Others. Indeed Morrigan, the godess of war, shadows his every move, and wants to remove his attachments to friends, to women, and descend him to the depths of rage. Cu tries to turn his back on his savage side, but when he is called upon to single handedly face down an army to save his nation, he has to go beyond all limits of rage that he has ever known.

      The legend has survived for over 2000 years for a reason, and in a nation fabled for its story telling, Cu Cullan is considered the greatest story of them all, featuring an intriguing hero whose dark side makes the fashionable dark sides of blockbuster super heroes look like halos.

      The writer/producer of HOUND is Paul Bolger. Paul has drawn his way around the world, variously designing (Pippi Longstocking) animating (animated Kim Bassinger’s sex scene in Cool World), Storyboarding (Aardman’s Pirates) and Directing (Happily N’ever After starring Sigourney Weaver), and all through his career he has been gestating HOUND.

      BreakThru Films producer Hugh Welchman (Oscar winner for Peter and the Wolf 2008) was shown the artwork and story that Paul had been devising and there and then decided to join the production. Hugh ran a Kickstarter campaign to raise the money for Paul to complete the first volume of his graphic novel trilogy, HOUND, which is the story and visual basis for the film. This visually stunning graphic novel is being released in March and shows the potential for HOUND the film. You can view the first twenty pages of HOUND at http://houndthemovie.com/?id=book

      We are looking for co-producers to help take this epic tale off the page and onto the big screen.
    • Partners & financing
    • BreakThru Films
      Pillarstone Productions
      Irish Film Board
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jan 28, 2015