Patrick Ewald's Epic Pictures has picked up international rights to Jon Knautz' Slamdance hit Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer starring Robert Englund and Trevor Matthews.

Ewald said he was already in advanced talks with a UK distributor on the tale of a young man whose professor unwittingly causes him to confront an ancient curse. Anchor Bay picked up North American rights in Utah last month.

Epic is also meeting with buyers to talk up Renzo Martinelli's boxing biography Carnera starring F Murray Abraham and Paul Sorvino and 3-D animated tale Bug Rangers.