Lionsgate acquires UK rights to The Mo Brothers violent thriller ‘Killers’





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If there’s one film I can wait no longer to see, it’s The Mo Brothers controversial new shocker, Killers. Thanks to Lionsgate here in the UK we can start to look forward to seeing the film.

While no official release date has been confirmed, Lionsgate have acquired UK distribution rights to the film ahead of the European Film Market, and will no doubt release the film later this year.

Per Screen Daily:

Lionsgate UK snapped up rights to the Midnight selection in a deal struck between Richard Ashley-Cowan and Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films.

In other deals, Vendetta has taken rights for Australia/New Zealand, Shaw Renters for Singapore and IPA for Thailand and Vietnam.

Tiberius acquired the thriller for Germany, Wild Side for France, Calinos for Turkey and Sundream for Hong Kong. Talks are underway with a North American distributor.

Nikkatsu will release Killers in Japan on February 1 while Merantau will distribute in Indonesia on February 6.

The producers of The Raid are co-producing Killers, along with Nightmare detective producer Takuji Ushiyama. Ray Sahetapy, who played the main villain in The Raid, stars in Killers, which is written and directed by The Mo Brothers (Macabre).

Synopsis:

Mr. Nomura is an eerily handsome, sharply dressed, sociopathic serial killer who preys on the women of Tokyo. In Jakarta, a world-weary journalist named Bayu finds himself unexpectedly falling into vigilantism after brutally killing two sadistic robbers. When each posts videos of their violent sprees online, the pair find one another on the Internet and begin a toxic and competitive duel. While Bayu clings to the hope that he can resume a normal life, Nomura continues to spill blood without remorse. Killing, advises Nomura, is something everyone ought to consider.

The film had its world premiere at Sundance this month, and the film festival provided a good description of the film:

Mr. Nomura is an eerily handsome, sharply dressed, sociopathic serial killer who preys on the women of Tokyo. In Jakarta, a world-weary journalist named Bayu finds himself unexpectedly falling into vigilantism after brutally killing two sadistic robbers. When each posts videos of his violent sprees online, the pair find one another on the Internet and begin a toxic and competitive duel. While Bayu clings to the hope that he can resume a normal life, Nomura continues to spill blood without remorse. Killing, advises Nomura, is something everyone ought to consider.

Timo Tjahjanto, codirector of the V/H/S/2 segment “Safe Haven,” returns to Park City at Midnight, collaborating with longtime filmmaking partner Kimo Stromboel on their bleak and blood-soaked second feature as creative team The Mo Brothers. Killers uses energetic camerawork and a wildly varied musical score to vividly capture brutality in ways both bone-rattlingly frenetic and serenely transfixing, while always keeping audience members aware of their complicity with the characters’ own bloodlust.

 

 

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Matt Wavish
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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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