The Toronto distributor has acquired Canadian rights excluding Quebec to the post-apocalyptic action comedy.

Epic Pictures will release the Canada-New Zealand co-production and Filmoption International will distribute in Quebec.

Production began this week in Montreal. RKSS, a Montreal Collective that includes Anouk Whissell, François Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissell, wrote the screenplay and directs.

Turbo Kid centres on a parallel future in 1997 where water is scarce and an orphan avenges his parents’ death and gets the girl of his dreams.

Anne-Marie Gélinas, Benoît Beaulieu of EMAfilms and Ant Timpson and Tim Riley of T&A Films produce. Téléfilm Canada and the New Zealand Film Commission are funding partners and Canada’s Jason Eisener serves as executive producer.

Raven Banner managing partners Michael Paszt and James Fler negotiated the deal with Gélinas of EMAfilms.