Great news coming out today for all of you deadheads that are looking forward to seeing the Cuban horror comedy import Juan of the Dead. Outsider Pictures has acquired the international hit from Guadalajara-based international film sales and distribution company Latinofusion for theatrical distribution in the United States.
In addition, Juan of the Dead will be screened as part of the Gala Series at the upcoming Miami International Film Festival, which runs March 2–11, 2012; this will be the first theatrical screening of the film under the Outsider Pictures banner. Director Alejandro Brugués, actor Alexis Díaz de Villegas, and Outsider Pictures and Latinofusion executives are scheduled to attend the screening during MIFF.
Focus World, the unique digital distribution initiative owned and operated by Focus Features, will release the movie later in 2012 to iVOD and VOD, along with DVD and other formats.
Juan de los Muertos, as it’s known in its homeland, is a co-production among Spain, Mexico, and Cuba budgeted at 1.3 million Euros.
Juan is a typical forty-year-old slacker. One day Havana begins to fill up with zombies. Juan decides that the best way to cope with it is to prosper. “Juan of the dead killed their loved ones” is his slogan, and his mission is to help people get rid of those infected around them … for a price. But the situation gets worse — while everyone is escaping to sea as a means to get away, Juan is left with no choice but to become a hero, staying to defend his country and protect his own on an island that has turned into a real bloodbath.
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