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Drafthouse Films Acquires Fantastic Fest Teen Action Flick 'I Declare War'

Drafthouse Films has acquired U.S. rights to Jason Lapeyre and Robert Wilson’s “I Declare War,” which screened at the Toronto film festival and Fantastic Fest in the fall. The company plans theatrical and VOD releases in the second half of 2013.

“War” depicts an epic game of capture-the-flag during which a group of adolescents pushes the boundaries between fantasy and reality. Samaritan Entertainment’s Lewin Webb, Robert Wilson and Patrick Cameron produced.

“Not since ‘Stand By Me’ have we experienced such a poignant and sincere film about kids for adults,” said Drafthouse Films CEO and founder Tim League. “Armed with an arsenal of extremely talented child actors and combining shades of ‘Full Metal Jacket’ and ‘Lord Of The Flies,’ Jason and Rob have created a one-of-a-kind action film that we couldn’t be more excited to handle in the U.S.”

Drafthouse Films COO James Emanuel Shapiro negotiated the deal with Andrew Herwitz of Film Sales on behalf of the producers.

Drafthouse has recently released the films “Bullhead,” “Klown” and “The FP.”

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