The US rights have been flogged, so it looks like Severance will get a cinema release over there, which is very cool indeed. They've also announced several other sales, so it's going to be out in lots of countries. Click on the text below for the full story:
Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to the horror-comedy "Severance," directed by Christopher Smith and starring Danny Dyer and Laura Harris, which HanWay Films screened at the recent Cannes Market.
"'Severance' had me alternately laughing my ass off and gripping the seat handles in suspense. It's a fantastically entertaining mix of corporate comedy and slasher film -- kind of like 'Dilbert' meets 'Freddie,'" Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles said.
"Severance" will be released by Pathe throughout the U.K. over the Aug. 25 bank holiday weekend. In Cannes, HanWay concluded a raft of multiterritory sales, including France, Spain, Germany, Italy and Canada. Deals also were concluded throughout Southeast Asia and Latin America.
It's not really like Dilbert meets Freddy, although I'd pay to see that movie: When Freddy Krueger breaks through into Dilbert's nightmares, and starts brutally murdering the pointy haired boss, what's his face, and the other one, Dilbert must join forces with his former enemy Ratbert to defeat the razor-fingered menace. Intestines fly, as they travel between the real and cartoon world, and many gently amusing statements are made about modern office life.