Terrorist Carlos the Jackal is coming to the Sundance Channel and then to U.S. theaters via IFC Films.
Under a deal struck at the annual American Film Market trade show, the Sundance Channel has snapped up rights to the three-part French miniseries Carlos, directed by Olivier Assayas, and will air it in the spring.
IFC Films will then distribute a short version of the miniseries in the fall, both in theaters and as a simultaneous video-on-demand offering.
The film stars Edgar Ramirez, of Che and Domino, as Illich Ramirez Sanchez, who was known as Carlos the Jackal, the mastermind behind a wave of assassinations and terrorist attacks that swept Europe and the Middle East in the '70s and '80s. The film was shot in Austria, France, Germany, Hungary and Morocco with an international cast. It is half in English and half in other languages such as Spanish and French. It will air on Canal Plus early next year.