WORLD FILMS' "THE BUTCHER" INKS INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH BOLL AG
Hollywood, CA (April 25, 2008) - World Films, Inc., the California-based filmmakers that are lighting up the action-drama genre, announced today the signing of a major international distribution contract with Boll AG for their latest hit movie, The Butcher. Boll AG bested six other top overseas distributors to win the rights, proving the film's massive cross-cultural box office appeal and exceptional production quality.
Headquarted in Germany, Boll AG is lead by legendary German filmmaker, Uwe Boll, who personally discovered The Butcher himself while attending the film's World Premier at the Cinema City International Film Festival (CCIFF) in Los Angeles, September 2007. The Butcher was nominated for the illustrious CCIFF award for "Best Picture", kicking off a successful coast-to-coast film festival run, expaning the film's popularity and visibility with Top Domestic Distributors in the US.
A major international distributor with ties to Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Paramount and Metrodome UK, Boll AG has successfully released such blockbuster films as In the Name of the King (Jason Stratham, Ray Liotta, Burt Reynolds), Alone in the Dark (Christian Slater, Tara Reid) and Bloodrayne (Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen).
"This is a momentous step forward in our company's brief two-year history that follows-up nicely on last year's deal with NBC/Univeral for The Last Sentinel," said Thad Pryor, co-CEO of World Films, Inc. Anthony V. Pugliese III, co-CEO added "The Butcher's meteoric rise will no doubt continue through this deal, further fueling our strong momentum and confirming the bright future of World Films and the poets in our production pipeline."
The Butcher is a tale of a washed up ex-prize fighter turned mob enforcer, Merle Hench, who after a 20-year losing streak has 48 golden hours. Written and directed by Jesse Johnson, the film stars Eric Robers, twice Academy Award-nominated actor - Runaway Train (1985) and The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984) and co-stars Robert Davi (License to Kill, Die Hard, The Goonies). The Butcher features Keith David (Crash, Armageddon, Something About Mary), Michael Ironside (The Perfect Storm, Starship Troopers, Total Recall) and Finnish actress Irina Bjorklund.
The Butcher's European Premiere will be celebrated at Cannes during the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.
For more information, visit www.worldfilms.com
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