Nabs world rights to action movie

Magnet Releasing, the genre division of Magnolia Pictures, has snagged world rights to actioner “Mandrill.”

“Mandrill” is toplined by Chilean martial arts star Marko Zaror and helmed by Ernesto Espinoza, the duo behind prior Magnet releases “Kiltro” and “Mirageman.”

Storyline follows an assassin out to avenge the murder of his parents. Movie has picked up a couple of fest awards from prior runs at Action Fest in Asheville, N.C. and at Fantastic Fest.

Deal was negotiated by Magnolia senior veep Tom Quinn with Derek Rundell. Release timing has yet to be announced.

Also on the upcoming slate for Magnetic Releasing are “[Rec]2,” “George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead” and “District 13 — Ultimatum.”

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