Studiocanal has picked up French-speaking Europe from Shoreline Entertainment to the recent Sundance world premiere The Signal.

David Bruckner, Dan Bush and Jacob Gentry's high-def horror film follows a man's efforts to save his lover after a mysterious transmission turns the citizens of a fictitious town into violent killers.

AJ Bowen, Chad McKnight and Cheri Christian star and Gentry produced with Alexander Motlagh. Shoreline chief executive officer Morris Ruskin and Hilton Garett served as executive producers.

Shoreline's director of worldwide distribution Sam Eigen and director of sales Brian Sweet did the deal with Studiocanal's executive vice president of sales and marketing Rodolphe Buet and acquisitions and marketing manager Laurent Campagne. Magnolia Pictures picked up North American, UK and Australian rights at Sundance.

'The passion and enthusiasm behind [Studiocanal's] careful choices in acquiring theatrical product for distribution leave us feeling confident and honoured to be in business together,' Ruskin said.

Shoreline's EFM slate includes the Generation 14Plus screener Man In The Chair, and Weirdsville, which Contender Entertainment Group picked up for the UK last week.