CBS Films announced today it has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the action thriller ENDS OF THE EARTH. CBS Films Co-President, Wolfgang Hammer and EVP of Acquisitions & Co-Productions Scott Shooman, who acquired the film preemptively ahead of Cannes, made the announcement jointly. Written and directed by Derek Lee and Clif Prowse, ENDS OF THE EARTH follows two best friends on a whirlwind trip around the world. Things take a turn for the surreal when they encounter an impossible phenomenon that will change one of them forever. Chris Ferguson and Zach Lipovsky produced the film with backing by Telefilm Canada. IM Global's Stuart Ford, Automatik's Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Alliance's Charles Layton are on board as executive producers. The deal was negotiated by Ford, IM Global's Jonathan Deckter, Kavanaugh-Jones and Verve, who represent the filmmakers. Jack Bleck and Scott Shooman negotiated for CBS Films. IM Global will be handling the sale of international territories at the Cannes Film Festival, with Alliance holding the rights to the film in Canada, the U.K. and Spain.