By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood March 5, 2012 at 1:26PM
IFC Midnight is taking Jon Wright's "Grabbers" for North and Latin American distribution. The film, which debuted at Sundance, stars Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Russell Tovey, Lalor Roddy, David Pearse, and Bronagh Gallagher. IFC Films/Sundance Selects' Jonathan Sehring calls the film "a great time at the movies and an ingenious update of the classic monster movie." Variety says it is "polished, watchable genre entertainment" and it currently has a B- on CriticWire. Check out the synopsis below:
In GRABBERS, something sinister has come to the shores of Erin Island, unbeknownst to the quaint population of this sleepy fishing village resting somewhere off the coast of Ireland. First, some fishermen go missing. Then there is the rash of whale carcasses found washed up on the beach. When the murders start, it’s up to two mismatched cops— the charming but somewhat work-shy Ciaran O'Shea and his new by-the-book partner from the mainland, Lisa Nolan—to protect the islanders from the giant, bloodsucking, tentacled aliens that are out to get them. Their only weapon, they discover, is booze. If they want to survive the creatures’ onslaught, everyone will have to get very, very drunk.
"Grabbers" is produced by Tracy Brimm and Kate Myers (Forward Films), Martina Niland (Samson Films), Eduardo Levy and James Martin (High Treason Productions) and Piers Tempest (The Salt Company).