EXCLUSIVE: MPI Media Group has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Sherzo Diabolico, the dark comic horror film from Spanish writer-director Adrián García Bogliano (The ABCs Of Death, Here Comes The Devil) that had its world premiere this year at the Tribeca Film Festival. The plan is to release the film, about a desperate man pushed to take an extreme action to alter his life, across multiple platforms in early 2016 via MPI’s genre arm Dark Sky Films. It is the latest pickup of a García Bogliano title by the indie distributor.
The pic centers on an accountant (helmer regular Francisco Barreiro) living an unbearably dull existence. With a nagging wife who berates him for not being assertive enough, and a measly paycheck, he quietly suffers while awaiting a long-deserved promotion. But he has been secretly devising a scheme to finally get what he feels he is owed: One day he kidnaps a schoolgirl (Daniela Solo Vell) and stashes her in an abandoned warehouse. But what seems like the perfect plan soon unravels into his worst nightmare, and his carefully constructed scheme comes crashing down.
The deal was made by MPI’s EVP Greg Newman and XYZ Films’ Nate Bolotin.