Mister Smith Entertainment’s David Garrett hailed a “renewed confidence in the marketplace” as he announced a raft of major territory sales from the virtual EFM on the completed title Werewolves Within.
Josh Ruben’s comedy horror has gone to the UK (Signature Entertainment), Australia and New Zealand (Kismet), Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Telepool), Italy (BIM), and Spain, Latin America, and Portugal (Diamond Films).
Deals have also closed in CIS (Central Partnership), Benelux (Just Entertainment), Scandinavia (Mislabel), Middle East (Jaguar Films), Singapore (Shaw Renters), former Yugoslavia (Blitz), and Greece and Cyprus (Odeon S.A.).
IFC Films previously acquired North American rights to Josh Ruben’s (Scare Me) film based on Mishna Wolff’s (I’m Down) adaptation of the virtual reality video game and has set a June 25 US release.
Werewolves Within takes place at a snowbound inn in a small town where a forest range (Sam Richardson) and a postal worker (Milana Vayntrub) must keep the peace between trapped residents and uncover the mystery of a beast that has terrorised the community.
The ensemble cast includes George Basil, Sarah Burns, Michael Chernus, Catherine Curtain, Wayne Duvall, Harvey Guillen, Rebecca Henderson, Cheyenne Jackson, Michaela Watkins, and Glenn Fleshler.
Jason Altman, Margaret Boykin, and Andrew Lieberman produced for Ubisoft Film & Television, alongside Matt Miller, Natalie Metzger, and Benjamin Wiessner for Vanishing Angle, and Richardson.
Mister Smith CEO Garrett said, “The fantastic response from international distributors is a sign of renewed confidence in the marketplace, and the eager anticipation of theatres re-opening soon. Werewolves Within is the kind of funny, engaging entertainment that audiences are yearning for after months away from cinemas.”