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by Brian Brooks
October 18, 2010 11:38 AM
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Magnet Picks a "Troll" for World Rights

A scene from André Ovredal's "The Troll Hunter." Image courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

Magnet Releasing, the genre label of Magnolia Pictures, has pickedup world rights excluding Europe to writer/director André Ovredal's "The Troll Hunter." Shot in vérité style, the film is the story of a group of Norwegian film students that set out to capture real life trolls on camera after learning their existence has been covered up by the government.

The film delivers images of giant trolls wreaking havoc on the countryside, with darkly funny adherence to the original Norwegian folklore.

Magnet's Tom Quinn negotiated the pact with producer John M. Jacobsen. Magnet will release the film theatrically in 2011.

"'The Troll Hunter' is one hell of a ride, with trolls the size of King Kong," commented Magnet SVP Tom Quinn in a statement. " “André Ovredal has created a one-of-a-kind creature feature that’s sure to entertain and wow audiences all over the world. We’re extremely proud to add it to the Magnet slate.”

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