XLRATOR ACQUIRES ‘THE HUMAN RACE’ OUT OF CANNES MARKET

XLrator Media picked up U.S. rights to Paul Hough's feature, in which 80 people are forced to engage in a race to the death.

CANNES, France, May 20, 2013 – Multi-platform group XLrator acquired U.S. rights to The Human Race, KSM took German-speaking Europe, Anchor Bay picked up the film for Australia and New Zealand, and IPA bought Japanese rights.

The genre title, which premiered at the Brussels International Film Festival last month, is a high-concept feature set in a near future. Eighty people are abducted from a city street and forced to engage in a brutal race to the death. Only one person will cross the finish line alive.

Jaime Hough produced The Human Race with veteran director John Hough (Escape from Witch Mountain), Paul's father, executive producing.