Severin to release 'Birdemic'

Pic centers on a couple trapped in a Northern California town

Severin Films has acquired worldwide rights to "Birdemic: Shock and Terror," a romantic thriller from writer/producer/director James Nguyen.

The film revolves around a young couple trapped in a small Northern California town under siege by homicidal birds. Paying homage to Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds," "Birdemic" includes an appearance by "Birds" star Tippi Hedren.

Severin is planning a limited theatrical release later this year.