Madman and Entertainment One (eOne) reports that in the wake of its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last week, Daniel Nettheim’s The Hunter has secured a large number of international sales.
To date the film has already been successfully traded to the US (Magnolia), Canada (eOne), UK (Artificial Eye), Japan (BMS), Germany (Ascot Elite), Greece (Strada), Turkey (Umut Sanat) Bulgaria/Romania (New Films), Poland (Kino Swiat), Indonesia/Vietnam (PT Parkit), India (Pictureworks) and the Middle East (ECS Film Distribution). The movie is in active negotiation for Benelux, Scandinavia and Latin America.
The Hunter is based on a novel by Julia Leigh, writer and director of the recent Sleeping Beauty, and stars Willem Dafoe (Spider-man, The English Patient, Platoon), Frances O’Connor (Blessed, AI: Artificial Intelligence, Mansfield Park) and Sam Neill (The Dish, Jurassic Park, The Piano).
The film, following the story of a mercenary sent from Europe to the Tasmanian wilderness, comes from the producers of Animal Kingdom, one of the most locally awarded films in Australian history.