ThinkFilm takes 'Encounters'


ThinkFilm and Image Entertainment have acquired all North American theatrical, home video and digital distribution rights to Werner Herzog's Antarctica documentary "Encounters at the End of the World."

A 2007 Toronto International Film Festival premiere, Herzog's nonfiction follow-up to his bears-gone-wild feature "Grizzly Man" looks at the quirky characters the director meets on his journey to the South Pole.

ThinkFilm will release the film Jan. 11, followed by Image Home Entertainment video distribution and an appearance on producer Discovery Films' basic cable sibling Discovery Channel.

Submarine's Josh Braun repped the filmmakers.