Magnet Releasing, a branch of Magnolia Pictures, has acquired the North American rights to the Korean monster movie titled Chawz. The movie comes from director Jeong-won Shin and will act as a sort of tribute to monster movies, telling the story of a vicious and mammoth wild boar that attacks tourists who are there looking to pick organic vegetables, forcing a group of people to set off on a mission to hunt and kill the beast. It is also said to show off some spectacularly gory special effects.
Tom Quinn, who acts as the Senior Vice President of Magnet, said of the acquisition “If Jaws was looking to branch out to dry land, without a doubt he’d want to be Chawz. Another worthy addition to the Korean monster hall of fame and the Magnet Releasing library.”
Continue reading on to check out a preview of the movie that’s not of the best quality, but gives you an idea of what we’re dealing with here.
Chawz is also known by the names Chaw, Chawu, or 차우, and here is the video peek. You don’t get the best look at the beastie (though the image above gives a clear peek), and the voice over makes it seem like a fake trailer that should have run during Grindhouse, but this definitely has some Lake Placid potential going for it.