By Jay A. Fernandez | Indiewire August 7, 2012 at 9:58AM
Quentin Dupieux’s latest bizarre comedy, “Wrong,” has found a home with Drafthouse Films, which acquired North American rights to the film Tuesday. The Austin-based specialty distributor plans a theatrical and VOD release in 2013.
“Wrong,” which had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, follows a man who encounters a collection of eccentrics while on a journey to find his beloved missing dog. Dupieux has made available for free download two tracks from the movie’s soundtrack that he co-wrote under his musical stage name, Mr. Oizo.
“‘Wrong’s’ demented universe is a perfect fit for our brand of artfully unusual films,” said Drafthouse Films founder/CEO Tim League, “and Quentin proves once again that he is one of contemporary cinema’s true fearless visionaries who refuses to play by the rules.”
Dupieux’s previous film, “Rubber,” played at both Cannes and Fantastic Fest in 2010 before receiving a release through Magnet Releasing.
Drafthouse Films execs James Shapiro and Chris Perez negotiated the deal with producer Gregory Bernard and Michael Donaldson of Donaldson & Callif on behalf of the filmmakers.
The film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Drafthouse Films has released “Four Lions,” “Bullhead” and “The FP.” The company has the Danish comedy “Klown,” the horror anthology “The ABCs of Death” and the documentaries “The Ambassador” and “Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story Of Cannon Films” forthcoming.