The distributor has acquired all US rights to Erik P Sharkey’s documentary Drew: The Man Behind The Poster and plans an August theatrical roll-out followed by VoD and DVD in autumn.
The film will open on Jul 19 in San Diego during Comic-Con and examines the career of Drew Struzan, whose famous works include the Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Back To The Future posters.
The film features exclusive interviews with George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro and Steven Spielberg, among others.
Producer Charles Ricciardi said, “Witnessing Hollywood legends discuss Drew Struzan’s work really put into perspective what this art form means to me. In his art, Drew has a magical ability to reach out to fan and filmmaker alike and speak to the kid in us all.”
Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber negotiated the deal with Ricciardi.