Eccho Rights to Rep Anthony Hopkins Epic at NATPE Budapest


International distributor Eccho Rights will bring Those About to Die, the forthcoming epic period drama starring Anthony Hopkins, to NATPE Budapest.

The 10×60-minute Peacock original is produced by AGC Studios, High End Productions, Street Entertainment, Hollywood Gang and Centropolis Entertainment. Eccho Rights is handling first-window sales throughout Central and Eastern Europe, as well as second-window sales in various Western European territories.

Those About to Die is created by Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan), who wrote five of the episodes. Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow) directs five episodes, with Marco Kreuzpaintner (The Lazarus Project) also directing five.

“This is a landmark series,” said Herbert L. Kloiber, CEO of Eccho Rights. “Both in front of and behind the camera, we have a team of extraordinary talent and experience, making this a unique opportunity for buyers looking to bring Hollywood-scale production to their viewers.”