Adrián García Bogliano will soon be making American audiences scream (and laugh)…
MPI Media Group has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Scherzo Diabolico, the dark comic horror film from the 35-year-old Spanish writer-director.
The film, which had its world premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, centers on an accountant (Francisco Barreiro) living an unbearably dull existence.
With a nagging wife who berates him for not being assertive enough, and a measly paycheck, he quietly suffers while awaiting a long-deserved promotion. But he has been secretly devising a scheme to finally get what he feels he is owed: One day he kidnaps a schoolgirl (Daniela Solo Vell) and stashes her in an abandoned warehouse. But what seems like the perfect plan soon unravels into his worst nightmare, and his carefully constructed scheme comes crashing down.
The plan is to release the film, about a desperate man pushed to take an extreme action to alter his life, across multiple platforms in early 2016 via MPI’s genre arm Dark Sky Films.
It’s the latest pickup of a García Bogliano title by the indie distributor.