Variety reports that MPI Media has picked up U.S. rights to the British shocker GNAW from Jinga Films. The film will presumably go out under the company’s genre banner, Dark Sky Films.
Directed by Gregory Mandry from a script by Michael Bell and Max Waller, GNAW is a black-comic terror tale in which six travelers in the British countryside intrude on an apparently unoccupied house, and run afoul of a clan of cannibals who want to make the friends their next meal. The cast includes Sara Dylan, Oliver Lee Squires, Rachel Mitchem, Nigel Croft Adams, Julie Vandoome, Hiram Bleetman, Jennifer Wren, Carrie Cohen and Gary Faulkner. “This is British horror at its most base, vile and rude; fans will love it,” MPI’s Greg Newman tells the trade. GNAW is set to screen at Portugal’s prestigious Fantasporto festival, running February 20-March 1.