The trailer for André Ovredal‘s film The Troll Hunter got a great reception when we ran it not long ago. The film was a hit at Fantastic Fest and has done well at other festivals as well. Not difficult to imagine why, if the feature follows through on the promise of the trailer. Now Magnolia’s genre arm Magnet will release the film, after picking up worldwide rights to the picture.
“The Troll Hunter is one hell of a ride, with trolls the size of King Kong,” said Magnet’s Tom Quinn in a press release. “André Ovredal has created a one-of-a-kind creature feature that’s sure to entertain and wow audiences all over the world. We’re extremely proud to add it to the Magnet slate.”
Magnet will release the film theatrically in 2011. Here’s the synopsis from Twitch, followed by an encore embed of the trailer:
[The doc jumps off from the conceit] that the Norwegian government has been hiding the fact that they have a secret population of trolls – real, actual trolls – living on game preserves in the far north of the country, kept safe and secure and out of the public eye to prevent mass panic should people realize that these fairy tale creatures are real. Those high tension power lines you see stretching out over the horizon in unpopulated areas, seemingly going nowhere? Not power lines at all but an electric fence to keep the beasts contained!