Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the pig pen... We've been pumped for Chaw, Korea's monster pig movie, for a couple of years. So it's amazing news that Magnet Releasing has bought the U.S. rights.

Magnet is renaming the film Chawz, to try and suggest that this is sort of a remake of Spielberg's killer-shark movie — only with a giant pig instead of a shark. It makes total sense. In a press release, Magnet's Tom Quinn is quoted as saying:

If Jaws was looking to branch out to dry land, without a doubt he'd want to be Chawz. Another worthy addition to the Korean monster hall of fame and the Magnet Releasing library.

According to Variety:

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The genre division of Magnolia Pictures swallowed North American rights to the gory, tongue-in-cheek film from director Jeong-won Shin. Story tracks the killer pig's attacks on a group of organic vegetable-picking tourists.

We ran the film's Korean-language trailer, plus a lovely pic of the monster, a while back. Here are a bunch more pics from the film, including some nifty posters and a nice severed-hand image, via Korean Movie: