EXCLUSIVE: AV Pictures strikes deals on completed sci-fi thriller [pictured].

AV Pictures has secured US and UK deals on sci-fi thriller Scintilla.

Mongrel Media has acquired all rights for North America whilst Metrodome has secured UK.

eOne had previously acquired rights for France, German-speaking Europe, Scandinavia and South Africa.

The film follows a group of mercenaries who must go deep within a former Soviet state to secure the work of a scientist who has been splicing alien and human DNA.

Commented Andrew Frank, Mongrel Media’s vice president, sales and acquisitions: “Scintilla is an exciting and exceptionally well-crafted entry in the sci-fi genre. We’re thrilled to be bringing it to North American audiences.”

Said Caroline Couret-Delègue, AV Pictures’ sales and acquisitions director: “We’re delighted to have signed our first deal with Mongrel Media and pleased to see Scintilla be part of such a prestigious line-up of independent films.”