In one of the better pairings of material and distributor I’ve seen in quite a long time, THR informs us that Drafthouse Films will be releasing Quentin Dupieux‘s Rubber follow-up, Wrong. It’s fair to assume that anyone with enough excitement doesn’t actually know what they should expect here; the trailer is confounding, and our Sundance review doesn’t make it sound any less esoteric. (Basically, it’s about someone trying to find their dog.) All the more reason to pay attention, if you ask me.
It’s a little unfortunate that the film won’t be coming before the year’s end — Drafthouse are eyeing 2013 — though a secure spot is better than nothing at all.
A few other acquisitions have been announced in the past couple of days, so it’s best to break those down in a quick fashion. First, it’s been announced that hatemonger Andrew Breitbart will get one last shot at relevancy with Occupy Unmasked, Stephen K. Bannon‘s documentary told from the perspective of the 1%. In it, we get an “inside look” at the Occupy Wall Street movement, showing a “criminal activity and raw brutality in the camps.” Pretty easy for a rich conservative to make, wouldn’t you say? Despite their strong taste for projects, Magnet have decided to pick this up for a late September release in theaters and on VOD.
Following that, THR tells us another documentary — one without a disgusting bias and with some basis in historical fact — Ken Burns‘ Central Park Five, has been acquired by IFC’s Sundance Selects. In one of his very first theatrical works, the documentarian has decided to focus on the titular group of black and Hispanic men accused of raping a jogger in Central Park. (Things went down an unexpected path.) You can watch the first trailer here, and read a couple of positive Cannes reviews in the meantime.
Finally, JoBlo have learned that Music Box Films will release this year’s Tribeca horror title, the Boris Rodriguez-directed Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal. I’ve actually seen this, believe it or not (don’t know why you wouldn’t), and can safely say this is a pretty subpar genre entry with little new to say or show. Don’t see it.
Is Drafthouse a reasonable choice to release Wrong? Any interest in these other titles?
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