One of the most buzzed-about films out of this year’s South by Southwest was the Trost Brothers‘ The FP, which screened as part of the SXFantastic series. The offbeat indie takes place in a retrofuturistic, post-apocalyptic world in which gangs settle scores via video-game dancing (think Dance Dance Revolution).
Drafthouse Films picked up the rights to The FP following its screening this weekend at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival. Drafthouse Films founder and CEO Tim League, who selected the film for SXFantastic, spoke a bit about his reasons for acquiring the film:
I fell in love with THE FP from its world premiere in Austin, and for the same reasons, we decided to pick up the film for distribution. The Trost brothers have an amazing, fresh creative vision and I want to be a part of the team that helps evangelize their strange new gospel.
The FP is expected to get a limited theatrical release in early 2012.