Documentary about Luka Magnotta yanked from Montreal film fest
Toronto-based Hiltz Squared Media bills itself as "a ground-breaking production and distribution company that continues to push the boundaries of television and film".
But when it produced a documentary about alleged serial killer Luka Magnotta, it likely never expected that it would be pulled from a film festival because of a court-ordered publication ban.
Sex, Fame & Murder: The Luka Magnotta Story was scheduled to be shown today and tomorrow (August 23 and 24) at the Montreal World Film Festival.
Magnotta's trial for the murder of Chinese immigrant Jun Lin, who was openly gay, is scheduled to begin in Montreal on September 8.
As a result, the film won't be screened.
Lin's body parts were allegedly mailed in 2012 to a False Creek elementary school and St. George's school in Vancouver.
Magnotta has claimed in the past that he lived in Vancouver. According to journalist Jeremy Hainsworth, Magnotta once acted in a porn movie shot in our town.