Pathe Distribution has acquired UK rights to horror thriller Dog Soldiers from Victor Films following a bidding war for the film at London Screenings and MIFED.

The film, produced by LA-based Kismet Entertainment, had its premiere screening at London. "The picture screened so well in London that we were confident it would emerge as a favourite of the buyers," said Kismet president Harrison Kaslow. "In a matter of hours, we had offers covering most of the world."

Other sales were completed at London and MIFED to M6 in France, Xanadeux Co Ltd in Japan, Tot Media in Spain and Intercontinental Film Distributors in Hong Kong.

Dog Soldiers is directed by Neil Marshall and stars Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd and Liam Cunningham.