Magnet Releasing, the genre label of Magnolia Pictures, has acquired the North American rights to the Korean horror film Chawz. Directed by Jeong-won Shin, Chawz says “thanks, but no thanks” to your typical movie killers (masked sociopaths, killer sharks, pre-historic piranha, etc.) electing instead to go with a “giant, vicious pig who terrorizes an idyllic countryside.” I was already interested upon learning about Magnet’s involvement as they have released some really great films of late (Timecrimes, Let the Right One In, and The House of the Devil come to mind). That said, when you throw in a hook like “giant, vicious pig” you really leave me with no choice but to see the film.
To check out the full press release from the acquisition, hit the jump. Also, for future reference, remember to implement the “buddy system” when wandering around idyllic countrysides.