THE DEAD LANDS: Magnet Releasing Snatches NA Rights For Kiwi Flick
The deal was negotiated by Magnet's Peter Van Steemburg and XYZ's Nate Bolotin. (Full disclosure: ScreenAnarchy's editor and founder Todd Brown is a partner in XYZ Films, but was not involved in the writing or editing of this article.)
ScreenAnarchys's Jason Gorber caught the film when it had its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and had this to say in his review:
Fair warning for what should still be a great film to catch in the cinema. You can read his full review by checking out the link below.Toa Fraser's The Dead Lands is a slow burn, one that sprinkles moments of action and violence into what's really a quite convincing Campbellian heroic tale. This is a journey that takes its time, stopping along the way to explore issues of family, honor, and ancestral duty within the context of a young man thrust into circumstances that must make him a man...Audiences expecting wall-to-wall action will lose patience, as the film is quite deliberate in allowing the more quiet moments of character development, particularly on the spiritual side, to be fostered...Still, for those willing to take the journey, and who are willing to be patient as it tells its tale with a mix of kinetic brutality and introspective spiritualism, The Dead Lands proves to be a memorable, rewarding experience.