'The Troll Hunter' Goes to Magnet Releasing

Andre Ovredal's new horror mockumentary will be released theatrically in 2011.

The Troll Hunter goes to Magnet Releasing
The Troll Hunter goes to Magnet Releasing
The Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnet Releasing, genre arm of Magnolia Pictures 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.

"The Troll Hunter is one hell of a ride, with trolls the size of King Kong," said Magnet SVP 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."

"The interest in The Troll Hunter from around the world has been overwhelming," says producer Jacobsen. "But it became clear to us early that Magnolia/Magnet would be a perfect fit both for us and for the film. We are really excited to be working with them on this movie."

The deal for world rights excluding Europe were negotiated by Magnet's Quinn with producer John M. Jacobsen. Magnet will release the film theatrically in 2011.

Trollhunter was released June 10th, 2011 and stars Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Johanna Mørck, Tomas Alf Larsen, Urmila Berg-Domaas, Hans Morten Hansen, Robert Stoltenberg, Knut Nærum. The film is directed by André Øvredal.



Sources: Magnet Releasing

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  1. Err

    diaigma, thanks for being cool about my little outburst.
    i just happen to love me some giant monsters, throw in a little irreverence toward religion and you got my attention, despite that it is a pov movie.
    i happen to also have a history of pooping on movie ideas because the were said to be pov flicks, but this one, in my opinion, looks great.

    4 years agoby @err2005Flag

  2. Diaigma

    And I had butter to go with it! :(

    @Err - will do. I will give props to Cloverfield, though, which this is sorta similar

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  3. fanboy

    @theREALsupes

    i was just getting my popcorn ready

    4 years agoby @fanboyFlag

  4. Err

    haha... good story, man, thanks for sharing.

    4 years agoby @err2005Flag

  5. Dan

    I remember when I saw Blair Witch, I was 14, was watching it with my 1st girlfriend and... the rest is none of your goddamned business.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  6. Err

    dooood!
    blair witch was a indie nonsense project with no budget and no script.
    this.....l guh, f*ck it, i give up.
    don't compare all pov movies to blair witch though, thats like comparing a movie to a school play.

    4 years agoby @err2005Flag

  7. Diaigma

    I saw the first Blair Witch back in HS. That was enough :P

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  8. Err

    ah well, different strokes for different folks.

    4 years agoby @err2005Flag

  9. Dan

    It looks totally not worth my time.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  10. Diaigma

    Perhaps, but I tire of the "this is actually happening" approach, when it clearly isn't.

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  11. Err

    i sort of assumed this would be a magnet release.
    have you guys not seen the trailers?
    it looks totally entertaining, in my opinion.

    4 years agoby @err2005Flag

  12. Dan

    F*cking stupid.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  13. Diaigma

    These "mockumentaries" are getting old, and fast :P

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag