Metrodome takes ‘Out of the Blue’

Kiwi pic directed by Sarkies

LONDON — Metrodome Distribution has acquired all U.K. rights to the New Zealand drama “Out of the Blue,” directed by Robert Sarkies.

Pic is based on the true story of a man who shot and killed a dozen people in his small home town on New Zealand’s South Island.

It premiered at Toronto last fall, and grossed $1.1 million on theatrical release in New Zealand.

Metrodome bought the movie from NZ Film, which has also sold German rights to Capelight Film. The Weinstein Co. and IFC jointly acquired North American rights.

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