Drafthouse Films is understood to have paid low seven figures for the SXSW thriller from Girlfight director Karyn Kusama.
Surprise screening of Universal’s sequel generates 13,705 mentions across social media.
This year’s festival saw over 150 features screened, including 102 world premieres and 14 North American premieres.
Comedy will be released theatrically and on VoD in August.
The winners of this year’s jury and special awards were revealed tonight [March 17] at the ceremony hosted by Vanessa Bayer.
The Austin festival will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the John Hughes classic with the world premiere of the remastered version.
Dir: Etan Cohen. US. 2015. 100mins
Dir/scr. Craig Roberts, UK, 2015, 84 mins
Dir/scr. Julien Temple, UK, 2015, 91 mins
Dir/scr: Paul Feig. US. 2015. 115mins
Dir/Scr Ted Geoghegan, US, 2014, 84 mins
Dir/scr/prod Ondi Timoner. US/UK. 2015, 114 mins