Magnet Releasing picks up Cannes cult hit, RUBBER

by: James Wallace
May 21st, 2010

One of the films to burn rubber out of Cannes this year is RUBBER, a film that centers around a killer tire with telepathic powers. Yes, a tire. With telepathic powers. Tubular, right?

Magnet Releasing, releaser of fine cult indie films like THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL and BRONSON, recently picked up the US rights to the film after it premiered to bouncy audiences at France's premiere film festival.

Intrigued by the thought of a terrifying tube? Then wait till you get a load of the official synopsis.

"Directed by Quentin Dupieux (STEAK, NONFILM), RUBBER is the story of Robert, an inanimate tire that has been abandoned in the desert, and suddenly and inexplicably comes to life. As Robert roams the bleak landscape, he discovers that he possesses telepathic powers that give him the ability to destroy anything he wishes without having to move. At first content to wreak havoc on small desert creatures and various lost items, his attention soon turns to humans, resulting in the most gory vehicular-related mayhem inflicted on screen by an 'inanimate' object since CHRISTINE."

Kind of reminds me of TREEVENGE, the short film from last year about killer Christmas trees. You know, except with rubber instead of wood.

Check out the stills after the break!

Source: Magnet Releasing

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