Sundance: Werner Herzog's 'Lo and Behold' Goes to Magnolia Pictures

“My dream at Sundance to take off from the Olympic ramp on skis remains unfulfilled, but I am even more exhilarated by the fact that my film now is taking flight through Magnolia,” said Herzog of the acquisition.

Magnolia Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World, filmmaker Werner Herzog's look at the Internet.

Narrated by Herzog, the documentary features interviews with tech pioneers that include PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk, Internet protocol inventor Bob Kahn and famed hacker Kevin Mitnick. Magnolia is targeting a 2016 theatrical release.

Lo and Behold chronicles the virtual world, leading viewers on a journey into the online universe that has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works.

“As only he can do, Werner Herzog has crafted an endlessly entertaining and thought-provoking analysis of modern technology,” Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles said Wednesday in a statement. “Through his unique and inquisitive vision, Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World allows audiences to experience the Internet in new ways.”

Said Herzog, “My dream at Sundance to take off from the Olympic ramp on skis remains unfulfilled, but I am even more exhilarated by the fact that my film now is taking flight through Magnolia.”

Lo and Behold was written and directed by Herzog and presented by NetScout in association with Saville Productions. Rupert Maconick and Herzog produced the doc with Jim McNiel of NetScout, Dave Arnold, Tennille Teague and David Moore acting as executive producers.

The deal was negotiated by Submarine on behalf of the filmmakers. International rights to the film are still available and are being sold through Magnolia International. 

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