One of my favorite directors is Alex de la Iglesia, the great, mad Spaniard behind the films Mutant Action, 800 Bullets and Ferpect Crime. After bukilding up a cult audience for his Spanish-language work over the last years, he completed work on his first English-language film, The Oxford Murders, last year.
Based on the international bestseller, the film stars Elijah Wood as an Oxford graduate student who joins forces with a professor, played by John Hurt, to solve a series of gruesome murders. When they discover that the killer is basing his crimes on certain mathematical theories, the two are in a race to solve the equations before the killer can strike again.
Unfortunately, while it was just released in Spain last Friday, the film has yet to find either a US or UK distributor. But to tease you a bit, here is the film’s international trailer-