Grace Lee's American Zombie, the first English-language film from Korean producer-distributor iHQ, has been acquired for US distribution by Cinema Libre Studio.

The horror comedy will be released theatrically in select US cities starting with a platform release in Los Angeles on March 28.

Shot entirely in the US, American Zombie follows a small community of the living dead who have made their home in LA. It made its festival debut at the 2007 Slamdance Film Festival and has also screened at the South by Southwest Film Festival, Hawaii and Sitges.

The film is part of iHQ's mandate to engage in international co-productions and to target the North American market.

Lee co-wrote and directed the film with LA-based In-Ah Lee as producer and iHQ's Teddy Hoon-tack Jung as executive producer. In-Ah Lee's credits include Wim Wenders' Don't Come Knocking and Land Of Plenty . More recently she produced Cannes 2006 Un Certain Regard entry, The Way I Spent The End Of The World, from Romanian director Catalin Mitulescu.

'Although Cinema Libre is known for its socio-political docs, we are actively seeking praiseworthy films like American Zombie that we can champion in the world of indie distribution,' said Cinema Libre's vice president, theatrical distribution, Richard Castro.