Icelandic horror nabbed by U.K.'s E1

Acquires Kemp's 'Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre'

LONDON -- British indie distributor E1 has harpooned U.K. rights to Julius Kemp's comedy horror "Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre" from the Icelandic Film Company and Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME).

The deal was brokered by F&ME's Sam Taylor and Mike Downey on behalf of subsidiary Portpic and Jon Bourdillon for E1.

Ingvar Thordarson, Gisli Gislason and Julius Kemp produced the comedy horror flick for the Icelandic Film Company.

Written by Sjon Sigurdson, the movie details the story of a group of whale watchers who end up stranded on a boat with murderous sailors. Downey says the humor is "as black as it gets."