Raven Banner has recently snapped up Finland's first superhero movie, RENDEL. The genre specialist has landed worldwide sales rights (excluding Scandinavia) to this Finnish superhero movie, directed by newcomer Jesse Haaja.
In the vein of The Punisher and Spawn, RENDEL is a stylized, gritty antihero story about a vigilante seeking revenge against the criminal organization known as VALA.
Co-managing partners Michael Paszt and James Fler stated that RENDEL is a one of a kind superhero film made for fans by fans.
"We couldn't be happier! We knew that we had a great concept on our hands, but to be honest, scoring worldwide rights with Raven Banner was something I didn't expect," says director Jesse Haaja.
Producer Miika J. Norvanto added, "We’re thrilled to be continuing our relationship with Raven Banner. Their marketing strategy on our previous film, Bunny The Killer Thing was spot on and we knew they'd be a perfect fit for RENDEL".
RENDEL is based on Haaja's own creation; a comic character who has already gained tens of thousands of followers (80,000 fans on Facebook) and enthusiasts from all around the world. The film's first teaser has also racked up over three million views upon its initial launch this spring.
The deal was negotiated between Paszt and Fler for Raven Banner with producers Norvanto of Black Lion Pictures, Timo Puustinen and Trevor Morgan Doyle of Frozen Flame Pictures and RENDEL creator/director, Haaja.