EXCLUSIVE: XYZ Films has closed a raft of key European deals on Dutch crime thriller Wolf ahead of the film’s release in the Netherlands on September 19.

XYZ Films introduced sales in Toronto on the story, written and directed by Jim Taihuttu, about a recently released man whose MMA skills suck him into a violent and lawless world.

Deals closed with StudioCanal in the UK, Capelight Pictures in Germany and Movies Inspired in Italy.

Wolf is set to receive its festival premiere in the New Directors section of San Sebastian and its North American premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.

Marwan Kenzari, Nasrdin Dchar, Raymond Thiry and Slimane Dazi star.

Julius Ponten of Habbekrats produced for Production Partners NTR in association with Nederlands Filmfonds, Mediafonds, CoBO-Fonds, Fei Productions and TopNotch.  

XYZ Films and Gareth Huw Evans’ PT Merantau Films are in post-production on The Raid 2, which reunites the Indonesian-based UK director Evans his The Raid: Redemption star Iko Uwais.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions holds select territories and Sony Pictures Classics will reprise its role as US theatrical distributor.

XYZ Films and Merantau are in post on Killers and the former acts as executive producer on the upcoming supernatural thriller Out Of The Dark. Colombia’s Dynamo and Spain’s Apaches produce and Participant Media is financing.