FilmDistrict Grabs Sundance 2012 Favorite 'Safety Not Guaranteed'
Must bring your own weapons! Finally, we've been waiting to hear about this sale since the film Safety Not Guaranteed first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last week. Variety is reporting late Sunday night that FilmDistrict, the indie distributor that put out Drive and Don't Be Afraid of the Dark last year, has picked up the film for distribution. It's their only acquisition of the fest and it's an interesting pick-up, but good one, since the film has a lot of potential and maybe if they market this up right, it could be a decent hit. Ethan loved it and it's a favorite of a lot of other film bloggers, too. Starring Aubrey Plaza & Mark Duplass.
Safety Not Guaranteed, written by Derek Connolly (who won the Sundance Screenwriting Award as well) and directed by Colin Trevorrow, is about the classified ad placed in a paper looking for someone to "travel back in time with." Aubrey Plaza stars with Jake M. Johnson, Mark Duplass and Karan Soni. I saw it myself and thought it was an awesome indie dramedy with the perfect payoff ending, which should definitely get a few people interested. While Variety has no details on the deal, they do say that FilmDistrict is planning a "robust theatrical release," so the good news is we may be seeing Safety in theaters later this year! We'll definitely keep you updated on the release plans, and anything else related to this Sundance 2012 favorite.