We have some good, non-Thor related Taika Waititi news this week. His latest feature film and Sundance hit, Hunt for the Wilderpeople has its worldwide distribution. Not surprising after Wilderpeople became the highest-grossing local film ever in New Zealand, taking NZ$9.6 million ($6.52 million) over seven weeks. It was finally announced this week in Variety that, “Vertigo Releasing has acquired the film for the U.K., Synergy has taken it for France, and Front Row Entertainment for the Middle East. North America (co-repped by Protagonist and CAA) sold at Sundance to The Orchard, while local territories New Zealand and Australia were retained by the producers and are with Piki and Madman. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) has scooped up all remaining territories.”
Bottom line? If you found yourself rewatching What We Do in the Shadows for the fortieth time this month and are bemoaning your lack of more Taika, fret not, for more Taika is headed you way.