‘Wild Hunt’ lands U.S. distribution

Fledgling Hannover House will release film in May

Canuck helmer Alexandre Franchi’s “The Wild Hunt” has been sold in the U.S. to fledgling distrib Hannover House, which plans to release it in May in New York, Texas, Minnesota and Arkansas.

The pic is about a young man who gets caught up in the world of medieval role-playing.

It won the award for first Canadian feature at the Toronto Film Festival in September and then went on to win the aud prize for first feature at Slamdance.

The deal was negotiated by Marie-Claude Poulin from Montreal-based film company Item 7, who was acting as the producer’s rep.

Arkansas-based Hannover House, which is a division of Target Development Group, is just entering the U.S. distrib biz, recently picking up Joel Schumacher’s “Twelve” and “Happythankyoumoreplease.”

TVA Films recently opened the pic in Montreal and Toronto.

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