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42 Management and Production launches

We are currently in development with the new identity for UK based movie and TV management and production company 42, which was launched this week by partners Rory Aitken, Ben Pugh, Josh Varney and Kate Buckley. 42 will represent a roster of actors, writers and directors which already include actors Michael Caine, John Hurt, Rhys Ifans, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Christopher Lee, Nicholas Hoult, Ben Drew, Jonny Lee Miller and Jonathan Rhys Meyers as well as writers and directors Eran Creevy (Welcome to the Punch), William Monahan, Peter Cattaneo and Daniel Wolfe.

Michael Caine Rhys Ifans Paul Bettany

With plans to also develop and produce film and television. Founders Rory and Ben set up the production company Between The Eyes back in 2005, which is to remain as a production label for certain titles under the 42 banner. Their latest project 'Welcome to the Punch' starring James McAvoy and Mark Strong, which we created the titles for releases in the UK and US March 2013.

Here below is the release poster for 'Welcome to the Punch':

Welcome to the Punch Official Poster

We wish them all every success.

 

Welcome To The Punch Official Trailer

Welcome To The Punch Main Title Eran Creevy's new action thriller 'Welcome To The Punch' starring James McAvoy and Mark Strong, has been set for release March 15, 2013.

Ex-criminal Jacob Sternwood (Mark Strong) is forced to return to London when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This gives his nemesis, detective Max Lewinsky (James McAvoy), one last chance to catch the man he's always been after.

Courtesy of Momentum Pictures UK, please enjoy their first official trailer below:

http://youtu.be/rr-O_v0mlx8

Welcome To The Punch

We've taking some body blows on this one... and this heavyweight creative sequence has gone the full 12 rounds. Even when we were against the ropes near to the final bell, Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken hit us with an upper cut to create a simple ident for their production company to go ahead of the titles. It landed right Between The Eyes.

We are now at finishing stages on Welcome to the Punch and boy does it pack one. The main title sequence is now all done and in situ and the end title sequence is being delivered to the films VFX Editor Ian Cunningham in the DI suite at Molinare today.

The film is Eran Creevy's second feature following on from the Brit thriller Shifty, which was nominated for Outstanding British Debut at the 2010 Baftas. This new action thriller shot in London's Canary Wharf, is about a London detective (James McAvoy) and an ex-criminal (Mark Strong), who become involved in high-level conspiracy.

Whilst filming last summer, Eran took time out to tell Big Screen about the film. He said "I want to do a French Connection, or a Heat, an Infernal Affairs, Hard Boiled-style film, but set in London". Well I can assure you it's exactly that and sure to be a knock out.

So without giving you the final result, we have selected a few still from our creative blows for you to see:

Welcome To The Punch Title Sequence