'The Hunter' With Willem Dafoe Goes To UK's Artificial Eye

Toronto Film Festival

The British distribution deal is one of many territories ticked off by Entertainment One Films International coming out of the Toronto International Film Festival.

TORONTO -- Artificial Eye has picked up the British rights to the Willem Dafoe-starrer The Hunter from Australia, which bowed at the Toronto International Film Festival.

International sales agent Entertainment One Films International has secured a number of other foreign distribution deals for the psychological thriller, including with Japan’s BMS and Ascot Elite in Germany.

Daniel Nettheim’s The Hunter from Porchlight Films has also been sold to Strada in Greece, Kino Swiat in Poland, Pictureworks in India and ECS Film Distribution in the Middle East.

Sam Neill and Frances O’Connor also star in The Hunter, which has also gone to Turkey’s Umut Sanat, Pictureworks in India, New Films for Bulgaria and Romania, and PT Parkit for Indonesia and Vietnam.

Madman Entertainment is releasing the indie picture in Australia on October 6.

In The Hunter, Dafoe plays a mercenary hired by a bio-tech firm to track down a rare, possibly extinct animal called the Tasmanian Tiger in the remote wilderness of Tasmania.