Mark Cuban’s Magnet Releasing announced today that it has acquired World rights (excluding Europe) to writer/director André Ovredal’s The Troll Hunter, produced by John M. Jacobsen and Sveinung Golimo.
Shot in a vérité style, The Troll Hunter is the story of a group of Norwegian film students that set out to capture real-life trolls on camera after learning their existence has been covered up for years by a government conspiracy. described as a thrilling and wildly entertaining film, The Troll Hunter delivers truly fantastic images of giant trolls wreaking havoc on the countryside, with darkly funny adherence to the original Norwegian folklore.
“The Troll Hunter is one hell of a ride, with trolls the size of King Kong,” said Magnet’s Tom Quinn. “André Ovredal has created a one-of-a-kind creature feature that’s sure to entertain and wow audiences all over the world. We’re extremely proud to add it to the Magnet slate.”
Magnet is preparing to release The Troll Hunter theatrically in 2011.
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And below is an early trailer for the film.