Shout! Factory Nabs Florian Sigl’s ‘The Magic Flute’ North American Distribution Rights

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Shout Factory picked up the distribution rights to the recent adaption of the fantasy story ‘The Magic Flute’ for a North American theatrical and home video release. This version is the latest in several adaptations of the opera by classic composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

“Shout! Studios, the multi-platform entertainment distribution and production arm of Shout! Factory, has acquired North American rights to THE MAGIC FLUTE from Flute Film,” they said on their website. “Shout! Studios has secured exclusive distribution rights in North America to THE MAGIC FLUTE, including theatrical and home entertainment rights (digital, video-on-demand, broadcast, and packaged media) for cross-platform releases. Shout plans a strategic launch of this movie across all platforms, beginning with a theatrical launch.”

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Executive Producer Roland Emmerich expressed his enthusiasm for the deal, saying in a statement, “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s masterpiece The Magic Flute has always been my favorite opera ever since I experienced this magical story as a young adult. I was immediately drawn to the concept of cinematically reimagining this story when the filmmaking team approached me with their idea, which I was thrilled to champion. The entire team brought their fantastic vision to the screen in an exciting and innovative way. I look forward to Shout! Studios bringing this epic journey to audiences to once again be enchanted by the universally acclaimed and world-famous music.”

Shout Studios Executive VP Melissa Boag added, “The Magic Flute is a bold, magical adventure and a new take on the classic story we all know and love. This stunning film delivers a vibrant, captivating cinematic journeyand is sure to win the hearts and minds of movie fans. We look forward to building a broad audience across all major distribution platforms.”

The film is directed by Florian Sigl and produced by Flute Film. It stars an ensemble cast including Jack Wolfe (Shadow and Bone, The Witcher), Oscar®-winner F. Murray Abraham (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Amadeus), Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones, Barbarians), Stéfi Celma (Call My Agent, Lost Bullet), Asha Banks (Royal Shakespeare Company), Stefan Konarske (Das Boot, Valerian), Niamh McCormack (The Witcher, Who We Love), Amir Wilson (The Secret Garden, The Letter for the King), and Tedros Teclebrhan (System Crasher, Bad Banks). International and renowned opera stars, such as French soprano Sabine Devieilhe (Opéra National de Paris), Mexican-French tenor Rolando Villazón, and U.S. bass Morris Robinson (Metropolitan Opera, New York).

As of the writing of this article, no official release date has been revealed. The movie had its debut at the Cannes Film Festival.

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