By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Arclight Films.
Poster for Beowulf & Grendel
For those of you who are fans of Beowulf
& Grendel or just dig Gerard Butler, we have recently
been alerted that the film has now found its way into release DownUnder.
Beowulf & Grendel Heads to New Zealand
MoviesDownUnder is pleased to announce an agreement
with Arclight Films International to distribute films for theatrical release
in New Zealand. MoviesDownUnder is the product of husband and wife partners
Nicola and Michael Painter. Their first venture will be Beowulf
& Grendel directed by Sturla Gunnarsson with screenplay by
Andrew Rai Berzins. The film opens in 24 theatres on October 5th with additional
theatres to follow. A Region 4 DVD is scheduled for release prior to the
Christmas holiday season.
I'm thrilled that Beowulf & Grendel will be seen on the big screen in
New Zealand -- and grateful to the fans who have kept the movie alive and
made it thrive. --Sturla
The Painters are entrepreneurs in their New Zealand home of Auckland and
look forward to their involvement in the film industry. Watch their progress
We're delighted to have such a unique film
as Beowulf & Grendel for our first release. There is an enormous amount
of interest in this film throughout New Zealand, in part due to Tolkien
connections. Our next priority will be to release a Collector's dvd.
--Nic and Mike
Beowulf & Grendel arrives DownUnder on October 5th.