LOS ANGELES (February 17, 2015) – XLrator Media (Jimi: All Is By My Side, The Machine) has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the action-thriller CLOSE RANGE starring Scott Adkins and directed by Isaac Florentine, who previously collaborated on the Undisputed and Ninja franchises. XLrator Media will release the film in Fall 2015 on its “TURBO” action label. 

CLOSE RANGE was directed by Florentine (Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing, Undisputed 3: Redemption, Ninja, Assassin’s Bullet) from a script by Chad Law and Shane Dax Taylor. It was produced by Ehud Bleiberg and executive produced by Adkins and Nicholas Donnermeyer.

A prolific actor, martial artist and stuntman, Adkins’ credits include The Expendables 2, The Bourne Ultimatum, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Zero Dark Thirty, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning and the upcoming Criminal with Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones.  

“Scott Adkins and Isaac Florentine have together made some of the best action movies in recent memory, including the famed Undisputed series which many consider among the best martial-arts action films of all time. They are an awesome actor-director tag-team. Action fans around the world are looking forward to CLOSE RANGE and another dose of epic, hand-to-hand ass-kicking as only Scott and Isaac can deliver it,” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon.

CLOSE RANGE stars Adkins as a rogue soldier turned outlaw who is thrust into a relentless fight with a corrupt sheriff, his obedient deputies, and a dangerous drug cartel in order to protect his sister and her young daughter.

XLrator Media and Bleiberg Entertainment previously teamed on Under the Bed, Feed the Gods, Strange Blood and the upcoming heist comedy Hunting Elephants starring Patrick Stewart coming to theaters in Spring 2015.

CLOSE RANGE recently closed deals at EFM for Canada, France, Benelux, Spain, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Africa, Turkey, China, India, and the Middle East.



One of the fastest-growing independent film distribution companies in North America since its creation in 2010, XLrator Media, LLC (XLratorMedia.com) will release 25 films in 2015. Its recent releases include Academy Award-winner John Ridley’s JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE starring Andre Benjamin as rock legend Jimi Hendrix and SXSW hits HOUSEBOUND and THE MULE. XLrator Media is also the home of the acclaimed MACABRE and TURBO genre film labels. The company previously released such diverse films as THE MACHINE, CBGB, AMERICAN MARY, STORM SURFERS 3D, BANSHEE CHAPTER and IRONCLAD: BATTLE FOR BLOOD.



Beverly Hills-based Bleiberg Entertainment, founded by acclaimed producer Ehud Bleiberg, develops, funds, produces and sells a diverse array of feature films. The company’s upcoming projects include the genre-bending Fear Paris from Insidious producer Steven Schneider, set to begin shooting in mid-2015; dark fantasy The Curse of Sleeping Beauty with Ethan Peck and India Eisley; action-thriller Echo Effect starring Michael Jai White and Steve Austin; and the just-completed Brit Marling-Jack Huston romance Posthumous.  Bleiberg’s recent productions and sales titles include The Iceman starring Michael Shannon and Chris Evans, Free Ride starring Anna Paquin, The Letter with Winona Ryder and James Franco, and McCanick starring David Morse and the late Cory Monteith.