Drafthouse Films Follows 'Four Lions' with the Acquisition of 'The FP'
by Ethan Anderton
August 1, 2011
Back in September the infamous Alamo Drafthouse Cinema announced the launch of Drafthouse Films, a distribution arm aiming to bring festival favorite films to theaters around the country. Their first acquisition resulted in the release of the British terrorist comedy Four Lions, and now they've just acquired the U.S. distribution rights to The FP. Set in a near post-apocalyptic future with flares of 80's sci-fi and action, the film follows two rival neon-clad gangs raging an underground turf war for dominance of Fraizer Park (The FP) in the deadly arena of “Beat-Beat Revelation,” a competitive dance-fight video game.
If you haven't seen it, here's the NSFW trailer for The FP:
Drafthouse Films CEO/founder Tim League slated the film to play at the SXSW midnight feature line-up SXFantastic so it's not surprising that the film has been picked up by the fresh distribution arm after screening again at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival. The film from brothers Jason and Brandon Trost is slated for release in the first quarter of 2012. Likely it will start with a limited release and expand into more cities as time goes on. League says of the film, "I fell in love with The FP from its world premiere in Austin, and for the same reasons, we decided to pick up the film for distribution. The Trost brothers have an amazing, fresh creative vision and I want to be a part of the team that helps evangelize their strange new gospel.” Sounds like another perfect film for the Drafthouse label to support, and I can't wait for the opportunity to finally see it.