German rights trader Telepool and start-up distributor Nighthawk Pictures have joined forces to release Michael Anderson's The New Adventures Of Pinocchio in German cinemas on April 5.

According to Nighthawk's managing director Christoph Heckenbuecker, depending on the release's success, this distribution partnership could be continued in the future for other titles where Telepool has also acquired theatrical rights.

The young distribution outfit was launched last year with the release of Australian director Peter Duncan's Percy Grainger biopic Passion and the award-winning punk/skinhead drama Oi Warning by brothers Dominik and Benjamin Reding.