Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Porky He Ain't: CHAWZ

Received an e-mail a short while ago about an upcoming horror film about (what else!?) a killer pig.  Sounds good to me.  Jonny likes his bacon.

He just couldn't put it down...

Magnet Releasing Takes North American Rights to Killer Pig Flick CHAWZ

New York - September 14, 2010 - The Wagner/CubanCompany's Magnet Releasing, genre arm of Magnolia Pictures announcedtoday that it has acquired North American rights to CHAWZ, a wild andfunny Korean monster movie about a giant, vicious pig terrorizing anidyllic countryside. Directed by Jeong-won Shin, CHAWZ is an affectionate tribute to classing monster movies that boastsfantastically gory special effects of the porcine beast attackinginnocent tourists looking to pick organic vegetables.

"If JAWS was looking to branch out to dry land, without a doubt he'dwant to be CHAWZ," said Magnet SVP Tom Quinn. "Another worthy additionto the Korean monster hall of fame and the Magnet Releasing library."

Youngjoo Suh, CEO of Finecut comments, "I'm delighted to work again withMagnolia who did a brilliant job for the distribution of THE HOST. Wevery much look forward to our collaboration through CHAWZ."

The North American deal was negotiated by Magnet's Quinn and Peter VanSteemberg with Youngjoo Suh and Luna Kim from Finecut.

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