Straight out of the EFM, Epic Pictures Group has acquired U.S. distribution rights for the Fantastic Fest breakout comedy-thriller Butt Boy from director and co-writer Tyler Cornack.
"The preternatural comedy follows newly sober detective Russell Fox (Tyler Rice) who meets his sponsor, Chip Gutchel (Cornack, stepping out from behind the camera), and whose investigation of a missing child leads him to suspect that the other man may be connected. He begins to realize that Chip's addiction may not be to alcohol, but to something much more sinister and shocking, and that Chip may have a power that makes animals, objects, and humans disappear… in his butt."
The press release states: "Butt Boy is a genre-defying thriller that tackles hard-hitting themes like addiction and toxic masculinity while presenting them in an out-of-this-world reality set to shock and entertain -- and boldly succeeds at both."
Cornack and Ryan Koch share writing credits while Koch produced and Bill Morean co-produced. Shelby Dash also stars.
The film is set to release April 3rd with support from Alamo Drafthouses nationwide. Epic Picture Group has also planned an April digital and home video release for Butt Boy in the U.S.