Artsploitation Films is going to camp with Jonas Govaerts’ Cub (Welp), acquiring the film for U.S. release.
“The story follows an introverted 12-year-old boy as he and his Cub Scout troupe embark on a weekend camping trip in the woods. But an evil psychopath, aided by his feral young protégé, wreck bloody havoc on the boys and their troupe leaders.”
Cub was described by our very own Jay Hawkinson as “kinetic and brutal, gory and graphic with comedic beats in-between.”
The film, which world premiered in the Midnight Madness section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, has gone on to play the London Film Festival, Fantastic Fest and Sitges, where Govaerts received its award for best director and the won the festival’s Youth Jury’s award for best film.
Artsploitation plans a theatrical release in the summer of 2015 with DVD and VOD release later in the fall.