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Magnolia’s genre arm Magnet Releasing have just announced that they picked up U.S. distribution rights to what is surely one of the strangest movies to play at Cannes this year. Rubber, written and directed by Quentin Dupieux, is the story of a killer tire with telepathic powers that wreaks havoc across a bleak desert landscape. Yes, you read that right… a killer tire. It might sound like a rejected idea for one of Stephen King’s alcohol-fueled short stories, but in a way, it is actually both a tribute to and commentary on vehicular horror movies like Christine, Duel and Maximum Overdrive.
Reviews out of Cannes have been decidedly mixed, with a lot of people criticizing the film for being too pretentious and artsy as opposed to schlocky and fun. Still, you can’t help but be a little curious about a movie like this, and after the success of The Human Centipede, it definitely has potential to become a cult hit. No release date has been set, but you can find out more info on the film’s official website.