Acquisitions: Troll, Vanishing, Eden

The Troll Hunter

Magnet Releasing, the genre label of Magnolia Pictures, has scored worldwide rights excluding Europe to writer/director Andre Ovredal’s “The Troll Hunter.”

The story follows a group of Norwegian film students that set out to capture real life giant trolls on camera after learning their existence has been covered up by the government. A 2011 release is planned.

Vanishing on 7th Street

Magnet Releasing has also acquired the U.S. rights to the Toronto-premiered mystery thriller “Vanishing on 7th Street” reports Heat Vision.

Hayden Christensen, John Leguizamo and Thandie Newton star in the story of a group of survivors who find themselves alone in Detroit after its population disappears into thin air and a creepy, almost-living darkness has engulfed the city.

Brad Anderson (“The Machinist”) directs the film which will score a release in February.

Hemingway’s Garden of Eden

Roadside Attractions has acquired U.S. rights to the John Irvin-directed “Hemingway’s Garden of Eden” and will give it a limited release on December 10th reports Risky Biz Blog.

Mena Suvari, Jack Huston, Caterina Murino, Richard E. Grant, Matthew Modine and Carmen Maura star in the Jazz Age, erotically-charged romance tale.

Based on Ernest Hemingway’s final, posthumously published novel “The Garden of Eden” which came out in 1986.