Magnet Releasing, genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced today that it has acquired world rights to “Mandrill,” the new action film directed by Ernesto Espinoza and starring Marko “the Latin Dragon” Zaror. Zaror made a big splash in the international martial arts scene, and just won the Best Rising Action star award at ActionFest 2010 in Asheville, NC. Winner of the Best Picture award at Fantastic Fest 2009, “Mandrill” is from the same team behind cult favorites “Kiltro” and “Mirageman,” also distributed by Magnet Releasing, and tells the story of a master assassin (Zaror) hell bent on avenging the murder of his parents.
“Ernesto and Marko deliver the goods once again. ‘Mandrill’ is tons of action filled fun. Mind blowing fights that need to be seen to be believed,” said Magnolia SVP Tom Quinn, in a statement.
“Zaror continues to deliver phenomenal martial arts combined with great acting,” said producer Derek Rundell. “Ernesto once again created an action packed adventure that’s funny and cool. We are thrilled that Magnolia continues to believes and help us crossover into the international marketplace.”
Tom Quinn negotiated the deal on behalf of Magnet Releasing with Derek Rundell.