Atlantic Streamline is in a bit of a pickle because of a real-life cannibal named Armin Meiwes, whom we reported on almost a year ago (read all about it here). Armin was sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in prison for eating a man he met over the Internet, via the victim’s personal request. Streamline announced a movie named Butterfly, a Grimm Love Story to be made based on him, but Armin wants it stopped. You can read the story inside…
A German cannibal is taking legal action to stop the release of the horror film “Butterfly: A Grimm Love Story,” which he claims is based on his life.
Keri Russell (“Felicity”) stars as a graduate student researching imprisoned cannibal Simon Grobeck (Thomas Kretschmann). Russell is drawn into Grobeck’s world and becomes obsessed with the Internet cannibal community. “Butterfly” is scheduled for a March 9 release in Germany.
But not if Armin Meiwes, who was sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in prison for eating a man he met over the Internet, has his way. In a statement Monday, Meiwes’s lawyer, Harald Ermel, said the film is a “slavish re-enactment” of the real-life events and his client did not give permission to producer Atlantic Streamline to fictionalize his story.