Be careful who you insult online...
...Vertigo Releasing has announced that they will be releasing director Ivo van Aart's The Columnist, described as "Death Wish for the online generation." Our own Billy Smith caught the film at Fantasia last year and called it "simultaneously funny and horrifying." You can read Billy's review here.
In The Columnist, written by Daan Windhorst:
"Newspaper columnist and author Femke Boot is suffering from writers’ block, and her mood isn’t improved by the torrent of abuse and death threats she receives daily on social media. When she discovers that her obnoxious, loud neighbour is one of the anonymous people posting vile comments, she snaps and takes matters into her own hands. As she finds herself able to write again, she sets out on a mission - track down the trolls and deliver some swift, polite and deadly vengeance."
The film stars Katja Herbers ("Westworld") and Bram van der Kelen.
The Columnist comes to theaters and Digital on March 12th in the UK and Ireland from Vertigo Releasing.
By Matt Konopka