Sundance News: "The Ten" And "King of California" Picked Up For Distribution

by | January 26, 2007 | Comments

As Sundance 2007 enters the final stretch, we’ve just learned of two more movies that’ll get their Hollywood endings: "The Ten" (picked up by ThinkFilm and City Lights Home Entertainment) and "King of California" (courtesy First Look Pictures).

"The Ten," directed by David Wain and part of Sundance’s Midnight movie category, was purchased for $4.5 million. A comedy about wild, satirical interpretations of the Ten Commandments, think "Decalogue" but with enough naughty gags to make a Polish guy blush.

"We thought it was a hilarious, funny, movie, and that if we brought it to an audience with brains and style, it would have the ability to do better than ‘The Aristocrats‘ or ‘Strangers with Candy‘", said ThinkFilm’s Mark Urman. "It’s a very smart brand of seemingly dumb comedy, and we know these guys will be great to work with."

"The Ten:" Proof lowbrow humor isn’t just for dummies.

City Lights will handle "Ten’s" DVD and digital distribution in partnership with Warner Bros.

"King of California" was picked up by First Look Pictures at the tidy cost of $3 million. Michael Douglas stars, playing a possibly crazy guy (he has a big beard) who tries to convince his estranged teenage daughter that he knows where to unearth a big plot of gold.

First Look Pictures is "California" dreamin’.

Check out our full Fundance at Sundance coverage!

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