SXSW 2010: Magnet Releasing is drawn to MONSTERS

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
March 16th, 2010

Magnet, distributor of fine indie horror films such as THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL and MUTANT CHRONICLES, has picked up writer/director Gareth Edward’s highly anticipated MONSTERS. The news of the film's acquisition came just hours after it had its world premiere in Austin at this year's South By Southwest as a part of the Fantastic Fest midnight showcase.

The film tells the tale of a NASA probe crash landing in Central America. But this isn't a normal piece of equipment...turns out the probe contained samples of alien lifeforms, which have now been released into our world. The film takes place 6 years after these events, as Mexico is sealed off and determined an infected zone and the U.S. military does whatever it can to contain the outbreak of "monsters." The story specifically centers around an American journalist and an American tourist attempting to make it through Mexico to safety on the other side of the U.S. border.

No word yet on Magnet's release plans for the film. But the good news is at least it is getting one, as those of us that had to miss out on this year's festivities will also get to enjoy in the horror and fun of MONSTERS!

As a side note, the film marks Magnet's second acquisition at SXSW, as the genre offshoot of Magnolia Pictures also picked director Neil Marshall’s (THE DESCENT) CENTURION.

Source Magnet Releasing

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