The tights-and-fights comedy Super is itself doing pretty super at the Toronto Film Festival. Following the premiere last night, IFC Films just announced that they have picked up the film for distribution under their new IFC Midnight label.
Super was written and directed by James Gunn (Slither) and stars Rainn Wilson as a mild-mannered man who dons the superhero identity of the Crimson Bolt after his wife leaves him for someone else. Along with his sidekick, played by Ellen Page, he takes to the streets to fight crime, which I presume was always Dwight Schrute’s secret fantasy. Like that other gonzo costumed vigilante flick Kick-Ass, Super promises to be pretty crazy, especially with Gunn, formerly of the low-budget kitchen-sink crazyhouse known as Troma Entertainment, at the helm. In the press release, IFC president Jonathan Sehring called it “one of the most creative and subversive films of the year.” Liv Tyler and Kevin Bacon also star.