Dark Star Pictures has claimed North American rights to Renata Pinheiro’s sci-fi thriller King Car, and will release it in theaters and on VOD/Digital on January 7.

In the film written by Pinheiro, Sergio Oliveira and Leo Pyrata, a young man’s ability to speak with cars sparks a revolution that could save his community. When his invention inadvertently accelerates its underlying problems, our hero’s quest puts him in a fight for survival with capitalism’s zombies.

Matheus Nachtergaele, Luciano Pedro Jr, Jules Elting, Clara Pinheiro, Adélio Lima, and Ane Oliva star in the pic produced by Oliveira and exec produced by Carol Ferreira. It made its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, subsequently screening at Fantasia Film Festival and Fantastic Fest.

The King Car acquisition deal was negotiated by Matteo Lovadina, President of Reel Suspects, on behalf of the filmmakers, with Michael Repsch on behalf of Dark Star Pictures.