AV Pictures has closed two major territory deals on urban action title Shank, with Wild Side taking France and Ascot Elite handling Germany. Further sales have also been closed with Benelux (Moviebank) and the Middle East (Falcon).

Directed by Mo Ali, Shank is set in a near-future London where gangs scavenge and fight for food, which has become a scarce commodity. Gunslinger, the standalone production arm of Revolver Entertainment, produced the film, which will be released in the UK on March 26 on 80 prints.

AV’s Vic Bateman said: “We’re so pleased to be handling this exciting picture which we feel will be the UK’s City Of God.

“To have concluded two major territory deals with such well-respected distributors is a fantastic start to this year’s EFM.”