Epic to Distribute V/H/S Abroad
Even more good news for the filmmakers behind the anthology V/H/S (review here)... Screen Daily reports that Epic Pictures has taken on foreign sales rights to the Sundance hit and will be selling the film worldwide.
The directors are Adam Wingard (You're Next, A Horrible Way to Die, Pop Skull), Simon Barrett (You're Next, Dead Birds, Read Sands), Ti West (The House of the Devil, The Roost, The Innkeepers), David Bruckner (The Signal), Joe Swanberg (Silver Bullets), Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead), along with Radio Silence, two of whom were part of the YouTube sensations known as Chad, Matt and Rob (Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Chad Villella).
Magnolia Pictures' genre label Magnet Releasing picked up US and Canadian rights during Sundance with an eye toward a fall theatrical release. Rights to the UK are currently closing as well. Watch for that news soon! The film was notable at Sundance when an audience member fainted.
Epic CEO Patrick Ewald said: "I have not experienced such an audience reaction to a movie since 'Paranormal Activity,' 'Insidious,' or 'The Blair Witch Project.' The fact that we have six of the most popular horror directors in one movie is an incredible hook that will make this film one to remember. At EFM last year we had an incredible success launching Darren Lynn Bousman’s supernatural thriller '11-11-11' so we are anticipating a great 2012 EFM with 'V/H/S.'"
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