UK distributor Signature Entertainment has taken the UK and Irish rights to Magdalena Lauritsch’s sci-fi disaster film Rubicon by The Playmaker Munich.
The German sales company has also closed several other territories on the Austrian film including France (Koba Films), Japan (Pflug) and South Korea (Andamiro Films).
Rubicon was previously taken over by IFC Midnight for North America. It will receive its official market premiere at the Marché du Film next week.
Rubicon is the story of a space station crew faced with an agonizing choice. After a global catastrophe, they must decide whether to risk their lives and try to return home to earth or stay within the station’s sophisticated algae symbiosis system, which makes them completely self-sufficient.
Julia Franz Richter, George Blagden and Mark Ivanir lead the cast of the film, which was produced by Samsara Filmproduktion, in co-production with Graf Filmproduktion. Funding came from the Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, ORF Film- und Fernsehabkommen, FISA and the Carinthia Film Commission.
Signature Entertainment will release Rubicon in the UK later this year.
The Playmaker Munich presents several new acquisitions to buyers at Cannes, including the family film Lucia wanted directed by Till Endemann and a mystery horror image The black spiderwith Lillith Stangenberg, set in the 13th century.