by Paula Martinez
23, 2007 (Park City, Utah) The Signal,
an indie film full of bloody extras from Atlanta, has found a distributor
at Sundance. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Magnolia
Pictures bought North American and U.K. rights to the horror film
"The Signal" at 3:00 am. Magnolia bought the picture for
more than $2 million, an hour after it first screened at a midnight
showing at the Egyptian Theater."
"We didn't give anyone else a chance on the film," Cassian
Elwes, co-head of William Morris Independent, told The Hollywood
Reporter. "We really wanted to be in business with Magnolia
on this one. They had already expressed a lot of interest in the
project and it's a big deal for them. They were really aggressive
about the film."
Written and directed by Atlantans David Bruckner, Jacob Gentry,
Dan Bush, The Signal is told in three parts from
three distinctive viewpoints by each of the directors. The film
is getting rave reviews across the Internet, after its midnight
premiere at Sundance.
Signal is a horrific journey towards the discovery that
the most brutal violent monster might actually be within all of
us," said indieWIRE.
Harry Knowles of aintitcool.com wrote, "This may very well
be the best independently made horror film of the past ten years.
It's quite easily the best one in the past five years, and the most
entertaining film at the festival this year." In a different
review by Quint at the same site, he states, "The Signal
is the big discovery of the Sundance Film Festival."
Congratulations to POPFilms and everyone in the Atlanta area who
had a hand in producing The Signal!