I Kill Giants, the fantasy drama starring Zoe Saldana and Imogen Poots that premiered at Toronto last year, has been picked up for UK distribution by Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.

I kill giants

Source: TIFF

‘I KIll Giants’

The deal was signed between Nate Bolotin of sales agent XYZ Films and Kaleidoscope’s Mike Chapman.

Directed by Anders Walter, whose 2013 short Helium was an Oscar winner, the film is based on Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura’s 2008 graphic novel, which was adapted for screen by Kelly. Chris Columbus produced with Michael Barnathan, Kyle Franke, Kim Magnusson, Adrian Politowski and Nick Spicer.

Madison Wolfe stars as a misfit teenager who struggles through school and family life by escaping into a fantasy world of magic and giants. Zoe Saldana (Avatar), Imogen Potts (Green Room), Noel Clarke (Brotherhood), and Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty) also feature in the cast.

The film premiered in Toronto’s Discovery strand in 2017. Screen’s review described it as “a sweetly imaginative, tenderly played coming of age drama”.

Kaleidoscope is plotting a theatrical release in the UK in April, followed by a digital release in May. RLJE Films has US rights.

Mike Chapman commented: “We’re thrilled to be bringing Anders Walter’s touching and assured feature debut to UK audiences, and to be working again with our friends at XYZ Films.”