According to Variety, Germany's Studio Babelsberg has pacted with Joel Silver and his production outfit Dark Castle Entertainment for a five-year, 15-pic co-production deal. All films will be released by Warner Bros. which has used Babelsberg for Speed Racer, V for Vendetta and the upcoming Ninja Assassin.
The company said a key part of the deal with Silver is that it will have "influence on the script, casting and other relevant decisions."
"With the agreement, we're not only taking a stake in the earnings from Dark Castle films, but they will also strengthen our position as a producer," Babelsberg's Carl Woebcken tells Variety.
The upcoming production slate has not been revealed, however, the first picture could get rolling as soon as next spring. Dark Castle currently has The Factory, The Hills Run Red, Orphan and Whiteout awaiting release.