Magnet Releasing Acquires SXSW Thriller ‘Honeymoon’

By | Thursday March 27, 2014 @ 9:50am PDT

HoneymoonMagnolia Pictures’ genre label Magnet Releasing has acquired world rights to Leigh Janiak’s Honeymoon, which had its world premiere at SXSW this month. The pic starring Game Of Thrones‘ Rose Leslie and Harry Treadaway next plays at Tribeca … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Ti West’s ‘The Sacrament’

By | Friday February 21, 2014 @ 3:19pm PST

Ti West’s Jonestown-esque found-footage thriller The Sacrament was acquired in a seven-figure deal by Magnet Releasing in Toronto after a strong festival run that included a buzzy premiere in Venice, where it drew praise for its take on the genre. The pic centers on a fashion photographer whose … Read More »

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Magnet Acquires Horror-Musical ‘Stage Fright’ Ahead Of SXSW Debut

By | Wednesday February 5, 2014 @ 1:26pm PST

Stage Fright movie musicalThe Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnet Releasing snagged U.S. rights to horror comedy musical Stage Fright, which is set to debut next month at SXSW. The Midnighters premiere from first-time feature director Jerome Sable (The Legend of Beaver Dam) stars Allie MacDonald and Douglas Smith in the tale of a starry-eyed teenager with Broadway dreams who sneaks out of kitchen duty at the snobby performing arts camp where she works to audition for the summer showcase and lands the lead, only to find herself in the middle of a bloodbath when rehearsals begin. Meat Loaf and Minnie Driver also co-star. Magnet is planning an Ultra VOD release with Stage Fright hitting iTunes/On Demand on April 3 ahead of a May 9 theatrical debut. The pic is produced by Ari Lantos and Jonas Bell Pasht of Serendipity Point Films. Original music and lyrics are by Sable and collaborator Eli Batalion, who also appears in the film as the camp’s music director. For a taste of Sable’s chops check out his 2010 Legend of Beaver Dam short which made the film fest rounds and similarly blended music, dark comedy, and children being hacked up at camp:

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Magnet Releasing Dates Ti West’s ‘The Sacrament’ For Summer 2014

By | Monday December 9, 2013 @ 11:50am PST

The Sacrament release dateAfter a buzzy festival run and Toronto pick-up by The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnet Releasing, Ti West‘s Jonestown-esque thriller The Sacrament has been set for a June 6, 2014 theatrical release. Before then it … Read More »

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Magnet Nabs U.S. Rights To ‘Grand Piano’

By | Friday September 20, 2013 @ 5:09pm PDT

Magnet Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to the Eugenio Mira-helmed Grand Piano, which world premiered this afternoon at Fantastic Fest in Austin. Elijah Wood and John Cusack star in the psychological thriller from the producing team of … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Last Days On Mars’

By | Wednesday September 18, 2013 @ 7:21pm PDT

Liev Schreiber and Olivia Williams lead the cast of sci-fi space thriller Last Days On Mars, about a crew of astronauts on an exploratory mission to Mars who discover a deadly infection and struggle to contain it. Elias Koteas, Romola Garai, Johnny Harris, Goran … Read More »

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TORONTO: Magnolia Confirms ‘The Sacrament’ Deal For Genre Label Magnet

Mike Fleming Jr broke this news from Toronto last week that Magnolia was finalizing a seven-figure deal for Ti West’s contemporary found-footage thriller that played in the Vanguard sidebar. Now Magnolia says the pic will go out through its genre distribution label Magnet Releasing sometime in 2014. The release: Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Europa Report’

By | Friday May 17, 2013 @ 12:34pm PDT

Magnet picked up the found footage thriller set in space back in February and will release the pic on VOD June 27 and in theaters August 2. Europa Report marks Sebastián Cordero’s English-language debut and follows the crew of a spaceship exploring alien life … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘V/H/S 2′

By | Wednesday May 15, 2013 @ 6:37pm PDT

Magnolia‘s Magnet Releasing has not one, but two morbid anthology series churning out sequels. Its summer found-footage follow-up V/H/S 2 features connected segments by Gareth Huw Evans (The Raid), Simon Barrett (A Horrible Way To Die), Adam Wingard (You’re Next), Edúardo Sanchez … Read More »

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Cannes: ‘ABCs Of Death 2′ Lines Up Directors Bill Plympton, Vincenzo Natali, Sion Sono, Larry Fessenden

By | Wednesday May 15, 2013 @ 9:00am PDT

Magnet Releasing is plotting more ABCs Of Death following its 2012 high concept horror anthology. The sequel’s directors unveiled today at Cannes will include Oscar nominated animator Bill Plympton, Goya winning director Alex De La Iglesias (The Last Circus), and documentarian Rodney Ascher (Room 237), who lead a new lineup of international directors depicting assorted horrible ways to die. Also tapped to direct segments: Filipino filmmaker Erik Matti, ABCs Of Death 2whose On The Job debuts this week in Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight sidebar (watch Deadline’s exclusive trailer here), founder of Nigerian “Nollywood” cinema Lancelot Imasuen, Lithuania’s Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper (Vanishing Waves), Japan’s Sion Sono (Cold Fish), Vincenzo Natali (Splice, Cube), indie horror icon Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter), Marcus Dunstan (The Collection), France’s Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Inside, Livid), SXSW breakout E.L. Katz (Cheap Thrills), twin auteurs Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary), Israel’s Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Rabies, Big Bad Wolves), Julian Gilbey (A Lonely Place To Die), Brazil’s Dennison Ramalho (Ninjas, Love For Mother Only), Jerome Sable (The Legend Of Beaver Dam), and BAFTA nominated animator Robert Morgan (Bobby Yeah). Read More »

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SXSW: Magnet Releasing Acquires ‘Milo’

By | Monday March 18, 2013 @ 12:15pm PDT

SXSW 2013 WinnersBREAKING: North American rights to Jacob Vaughan’s horror comedy Milo went to Magnet Releasing before SXSW officially closed last weekend, marking another genre-leaning sale out of Austin. Ken Marino stars in … Read More »

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Magnet Releasing Acquires Sharlto Copley Sci-Fi Pic ‘Europa Report’

By | Tuesday February 5, 2013 @ 12:25pm PST

New York, NY– February 5, 2013 – The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnet Releasing, genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced today that they’ve acquired US rights to EUROPA REPORT, a groundbreaking science fiction film starring Sharlto Copley (District 9), about the exploration of Jupiter’s moon, Europa.

EUROPA REPORT marks Copley’s first return to science fiction since the 2009 blockbuster District 9, as well as the English language debut of director Sebastián Cordero, who once again worked with two longtime collaborators, Academy Award winning Production Designer Eugenio Caballero (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Impossible) and Director of Photography Enrique Chediak (127 Hours). The film was written by Philip Gelatt and produced by Wayfare Entertainment’s Ben Browning. Executive Producers were Wayfare’s Michael Maher and Jeremy Kipp Walker. The film features music by Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead). The film was financed by Wayfare Entertainment and China’s Sil Metropole.

A unique blend of documentary, alternative history and science fiction thriller, EUROPA REPORT follows a contemporary mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa, to investigate the possible existence of alien life within our solar system. Developed in close collaboration with NASA, JPL, SpaceX and other leaders in the scientific community, the film imagines the next step in manned space exploration and is based on recent scientific discoveries and theories.

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AFM: Magnet Releasing Acquires ‘Hammer Of The Gods’

By | Thursday November 8, 2012 @ 10:20am PST

Magnet Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to Hammer Of The Gods, a Viking action pic starring Charlie Bewley and James Cosmo that is the feature directorial debut of Farren Blackburn. Rupert Preston and Hubi Von Leil produced the … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘John Dies At The End’

By | Tuesday October 30, 2012 @ 9:30pm PDT

Here’s a trailer for the sci-fi/horror film John Dies At The End, which was directed, produced and written by cult legend Don Coscarelli. Paul Giamatti stars (and is exec producer) as a shadowy figure investigating a street drug known as Soy Sauce, which promises an out-of-body experience with each hit, … Read More »

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Magnet Takes ‘John Dies At The End,’ Indican Acquires Ernest Borgnine’s Final Pic

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In a couple of distribution deals that were just announced, the Magnolia Pictures’ genre arm Magnet Releasing has acquired worldwide rights to John Dies At The End, described as a “phantasmagoric new sci-fi/horror film” directed, produced and … Read More »

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Magnet Distributing ‘Occupy Unmasked’ Documentary Featuring Andrew Breitbart

By | Monday August 6, 2012 @ 9:51am PDT

New York, August 6, 2012 –  The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnet Releasing announced today an all rights distribution deal for Citizens United Productions’ documentary OCCUPY UNMASKED, one of the last projects featuring the late conservative icon Andrew Breitbart. OCCUPY UNMASKED was written and directed by award-winning director Stephen K. Bannon and produced by David N. Bossie. Magnet is giving the film a limited theatrical release day and date with VOD in late September.

“This film is controversial, and that’s exactly the reason we want to ensure it can find its audience prior to the November elections,” said Mark Cuban, co-owner of Magnet. “I look forward to our partnership with Citizens United Productions and to getting this film out to the masses.”

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Toronto: Magnolia Lands Bobcat Goldthwait Comedy ‘God Bless America’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Magnolia Pictures is closing a world rights deal for God Bless America, the Bobcat Goldthwait-directed killing spree comedy. The film premiered over the weekend in the Midnight Madness program. I’ve heard it’s a high six figure deal and … Read More »

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Toronto: Magnet Attaches To Hockey Comedy ‘Goon’

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Toronto, ONTARIO (September 13, 2011) – The Cuban/Wagner Company’s Magnet Releasing, genre arm to Magnolia Pictures, announced today that they have taken US rights to Michael Dowse’s raucous hockey comedy GOON. Starring Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Liev

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Magnet Acquires Sundance Selection ‘Hobo With A Shotgun’

By | Wednesday December 8, 2010 @ 11:52am PST
Mike Fleming

The Magnolia Pictures genre arm Magnet Releasing has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Hobo With A Shotgun, a Jason Eisener-directed grindhouse-style drama with Rutger Hauer playing the title character. The film was hatched by Eisener for a SXSW contest to create a trailer in the vein of the mock trailers … Read More »

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