'ABCs of Death 2' Goes International

Magnolia International Reports Brisk Sales for


UK, Australia, Turkey and Thailand closed with more to come

CANNES­- May 22, 2013 ­- One week after the production announcement of the anticipated genre anthology, ABCs OF DEATH 2, Magnolia International is reporting brisk sales for multiple international territories in the Cannes marketplace. A sequel to the 2012 hit, ABCs OF DEATH 2 has sold to Monster Pictures for the UK and Australia, Mor Films in Turkey, and MonoFilm Company Limited in Thailand, with other territories closing imminently. Produced by Ant Timpson, Tim League and Magnet Releasing, ABCs OF DEATH 2 takes its predecessor as a jumping off point, aiming to be a wilder, leaner, faster paced and even more entertaining follow-up, with a new crop of award-winning, visionary filmmakers from around the globe.

ABCs OF DEATH 2’s roster includes Goya Award winner Álex de la Iglesia (THE LAST CIRCUS, DAY OF THE BEAST); ROOM 237 mastermind Rodney Ascher; Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton; Filipino icon ­ and Director¹s Fortnight inductee ­ Erik Matti (ON THE JOB, MAGIC TEMPLE); and the founder of Nigerian ‘Nollywood’ cinema Lancelot Imasuen. Additional confirmed filmmakers include Lithuania¹s Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper (VANISHING WAVES), Japan’s arthouse provocateur Sion Sono (COLD FISH, SUICIDE CLUB), SPLICE and CUBE’s Vincenzo Natali, indie horror icon Larry Fessenden (THE LAST WINTER, HABIT), THE COLLECTION’s Marcus Dunstan, France’s Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (INSIDE, LIVID), E.L. Katz (director of the SXSW breakout hit CHEAP THRILLS), twin auteurs Jen and Sylvia Soska (AMERICAN MARY, DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK), Israel’s Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (RABIES, BIG BAD WOLVES), A LONELY PLACE TO DIE’s Julian Gilbey, Brazil’s most controversial filmmaker Dennison Ramalho (NINJAS and LOVE FOR MOTHER ONLY), THE LEGEND OF BEAVER DAM and the upcoming STAGEFRIGHT’s Jerome Sable, and animator Robert Morgan ­ creator of the BAFTA Award nominated short BOBBY YEAH. Additional filmmaker announcements, as well as the return of the series' popular 26th Director competition (which allows one exceptional fan-made entry to become part of the finished film), will occur throughout the Summer of 2013. Magnet is planning a 2014 release of the film in the United States. ABCs OF DEATH 2 is produced by Ant Timpson and Tim League, in conjunction with associate producers Todd Brown, Marc Walkow, Mitch Davis, and Ted Geoghegan.

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