New Zealand distributor Arkles Entertainment has acquired local rights to the UK/NZ/Canadian co-production Nemesis Game and plans to release it in October.

The film has been on release for some time in the US.

Nemesis Game is about a university student whose life comes under threat due to a fascination with both riddles and an underworld game. It stars Adrian Paul, Ian McShane, Carly Pope, Rena Owen and Brendan Fehr.

It was developed with the assistance of the New Zealand Film Commission by two first-time feature filmmakers, writer/director Jesse Warn and producer Matthew Metcalfe, before moving offshore. It was shot in Toronto, after Canadian producer Suzanne Berger joined the creative team, and was post-produced in London.