The film, which stars Jamie Bell, Sophia Myles and Ciaran Hinds, is the story of a young man searching the rooftops of Edinburgh for love, while driven to expose the true cause of his mother's death. Magnolia plans a 2008 theatrical release.
'Mackenzie has skillfully crafted the first ever Oedipal rom-com thriller,' said Magnolia's acquisitions chief Tom Quinn in a statement. 'It's sexy, adventurous, intimate and delightful all at once.'
The deal was negotiated by Quinn and Magnolia's head of business affairs, Jason Janego, with Ana Ayesta and Andrew Orr from Independent.