US indie distributor Constellation Entertainment has picked up Rave Macbeth, an all digital filming of Shakespeare's Macbeth transposed to the modern day rave dance scene.

Constellation will give the picture, directed by Klaus Knoesel, a theatrical release in April 2002 and then handle video and DVD releases.

The $3.5m English-language film was produced as a co-production between Canada's Silhouette Media group and Frame Werk, a German company run by Das Werk co-founder Stefan Jonas. It stars Michael Rosenbaum, Nicki Lynn Aycox and Kirk Baltz.

Rave Macbeth is released later this week through German distributor Nighthawks and Frame Werk, which is also handling sales, this week announced that facilities and distribution group MAWA Film + Medien has obtained German-language video and DVD rights.