Magnet Releasing has just announced that it’s acquired world rights (well, the world excluding Europe) for writer/director André Ovredal’s The Troll Hunter.

As you can see from the screenshot below, they probably didn’t have to look too far. Click the image to see a bigger version.

Shot in a vérité style, THE TROLL HUNTER is the story of a group of Norwegian film students that set out to capture real-life trolls on camera after learning their existence has been covered up for years by a government conspiracy. A thrilling and wildly entertaining film, THE TROLL HUNTER delivers truly fantastic images of giant trolls wreaking havoc on the countryside, with darkly funny adherence to the original Norwegian folklore.
The Troll Hunter is one hell of a ride, with trolls the size of King Kong,” said Magnet SVP Tom Quinn in a press release. “André Ovredal has created a one-of-a-kind creature feature that’s sure to entertain and wow audiences all over the world. We’re extremely proud to add it to the Magnet slate.”

Magnet is planning to release the film theatrically in 2011. We’ll keep you updated with all the details when it does! Read Joshua’s Fantastic Fest review. for more.