Acquisitions: Super, Tekken, Potiche

Super
IFC Films have acquired U.S. rights to James Gunn’s comedy “Super” and will release it under its new IFC Midnight banner later this year.

The film, which stars Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Nathan Fillion, Liv Tyler and Kevin Bacon, premiered Friday night at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival to tremendous audience response.

Tekken
Anchor Bay Films has acquired U.S. and Australia/New Zealand distribution rights to “Tekken”, the Dwight Little-directed, Alan McElroy-penned film adaptation of the bestselling videogame franchise.

The story follows a young man avenging the murder of his mother by entering a tournament featuring the most brutal martial artists in the world, each run by all-powerful corporations.

A wide release is planned in the U.S. next year.

Potiche
Music Box Films has snapped up U.S. rights to Fracois Ozon’s “Potiche” and is planning a Spring release.

Set in 1977 in a French provincial town, Catherine Denueve plays a trophy housewife who steps in to manage her wealthy husband’s umbrella factory after the workers go on strike and take him hostage.