Ed Arentz and William Schopf of Music Box Films expressed their excitement about the film in a press release issue today, calling it “a brilliantly told, spine-tingling adventure story that is also a moving testimony to a unique brotherhood.”
Music Box Films Acquires Sundance Audience Award Winner ‘Meru’
Music Box Films Acquires Sundance Audience Award Winner 'Meru'
Music Box Films has acquired all the U.S. distribution rights to “Meru,” excluding broadcast television, which was purchased by Showtime Networks.
Co-directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, “Meru” takes place in the Himalayas, following three climbers as they attempt the impossible: to climb the never-before-scaled Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru.
Music Box Films plans to release “Meru” in theaters later this summer so that it may qualify for the 2016 Academy Awards.
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