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Exclusive: Universal Pictures has set Max Botkin to write Prosthesis, the visually-driven science fiction film created by Arvind Palep, who’s attached to direct. Universal acquired the property based on a ten-minute teaser trailer, blending VFX with storyboards and live-action footage hatched by 1stAveMachine, the multimedia production company that Palep co-created with Serge Patzak. Latter will produce with Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Eric Robinson, with Gotham’s Peter McHugh exec producing with Sam Penfield. An earlier draft of the screenplay was written by Walking Dead showrunner Scott Gimple. Botkin wrote the Black List script What Happened To Monday, which is percolating at Vendome with Tommy Wirkola directing and Noomi Rapace attached to star. Verve, Eml Entertainment and attorney Larry Kopeikin rep the scribe. Universal’s Anikah McLaren and Chloe Yellin are overseeing. Palep is repped by Wme, The Gotham Group and attorney George Davis. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Tommy Wirkola, the Norwegian director behind Dead Snow and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, has signed with Principato Young Entertainment. The signing happened as Wirkola was coming off the Sundance premiere of Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead, the sequel to the cult Norwegian zombie horror movie Dead Snow. Go USA picked up the distribution rights to Red vs. Dead the night of the movie's premiere. Dead Snow also premiered at Sundance, in 2009, and it was that movie that got Wirkola noticed by Hollywood and led to his first studio movie, Paramount's Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, which made $225 million worldwide.
- Borys Kit
by Scarlett Redgrave, MoreHorror.com
The highly anticipated follow up to the surprise genre hit Dead Snow, Dead Snow; Red Vs. Dead, has been picked up for distribution. While screening at this years Sundance Film Festival, Well Go USA Entertainment snagged the U.S. rights to the film. Check out all the details below!
From The Press Release
In a competitive situation at Sundance, distributor Well Go USA Entertainment has picked up U.S. rights to the Park City at Midnight crowd favorite, Dead Snow; Red Vs. Dead, the sequel to the successful cult hit Dead Snow, which debuted at Sundance in 2009. The Norwegian and English-language film was written and directed by Tommy Wirkola and stars Martin Starr, Vegar Hoel, Ingrid Haas, Stig Frode Henriksen, Jocelyn DeBoer and Ørjan Gamst. Kjetil Omberg and Terje Stroemstad of Tappeluft Pictures produced the film. Xyz Films’ Nick Spicer and Todd Brown executive produced, »
At the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Indiewire teamed with Canon to celebrate Sundance filmmaking with original photography of actors, directors -- and cinematographers, without whom we'd have a festival comprised of a bunch of people sitting in dark rooms. Photographer Daniel Bergeron turned the tables on the Sundance shooters, shooting 36 of the Sundance cinematographers in a portrait studio presented by Indiewire at the Canon Craft Cocktails on Park City's Main Street. Check them out: Read More: Meet the 2014 Sundance Filmmakers #10: Tommy Wirkola Reintroduces his Maul Maverick Zombie Colonel in a Sequel to 'Dead Snow,' 'Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead' Read More: Meet the Sundance Filmmakers #31: Madeleine Olnek Introduces Hilarious Take on Prostitution and Sexuality in 'The Foxy Merkins' Read More: 5 Must See Shorts at Sundance 2014 Read More: '52 Tuesdays' Read More: Sundance Exclusive: Follow a Bodily »
- Ziyad Saadi
Martin Starr of Freaks and Geeks and Judd Apatow-verse fame may not be the first person that you’d think will be in your favorite horror film of 2014. And yet that could very well be the case when you experience the inspired lunacy of Tommy Wirkola’s Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead, the ballsier, brasher, better follow-up to the Nazi zombie hit Dead Snow. Starr plays the leader of a trio of undead experts known as the Zombie Squad in this Raimi-esque bit of inspired lunacy. Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, Red vs. Dead was a twisted surprise, and Starr sat down with us a few days later to talk practical effects, un-pc humor, and the joy of working with people as crazy as you are. Fearnet: What was it like seeing the film, not just really for the first time, but with an amped crowd at a midnight Sundance premiere? »
- Brian Tallerico
In case there was any doubt Scandinavian filmmakers are proving they can deliver more than crime thrillers like “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”
With Spanish cinema still caught up in the economic recession storm, Scandinavia is emerging as a fresh European hotspot for director-driven genre films. Anchored by a new generation of helmers coming from short films or commercials they dare to make genres clash.
“A few years ago everyone was talking about Nordic Noir, thanks to movies like ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ or drama series like ‘Borgen.’ Now we’re seeing the ‘Nordic Twilight’ movement rising with supernatural/fantasy stories, horror thrillers that are not made in a Hollywood way,” says Rasmus Horskjær, film commissioner at the Danish Film Institute, pointing out the trend has been inspired by Tomas Alfredson’s 2008’s vampire romance “Let the Right One In.”
Adds Horskjær, “Our genre films are slower, »
- Elsa Keslassy
Sony Pictures Classics has scored North American, Germany and Scandinavian rights to Ira Sachs' "Love Is Strange". John Lithgow and Alfred Molina play a gay couple who get married, only to be forced to live apart after they lose their home.
IFC Midnight has scored U.S. and Latin American rights for Jennifer Kent's Australian indie horror tale "The Babadook". Essie Davis plays a widowed single mother who connects with her troubled son just as a shadowy monster is unleashed in their home.
A24 and DirecTV have picked up U.S. rights to Aubrey Plaza »
- Garth Franklin
Director Tommy Wirkola's Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead premiered last Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival, during which it was picked up for U.S. distribution by Well Go USA, and now we have the first full-length - and totally Nsfw - trailer for the comedy horror sequel, which you can check out below....
If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you'd have to assume that things couldn't get much worse. In Martin's case, that was only the beginning. Picking up immediately where the original left off, Dead Snow; Red vs. Dead wastes no time getting right to the gore-filled action, leaving a bloody trail of intestines in its wake.
As yet, there's no word on a release date »
- Gary Collinson
Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead premiered up at the Sundance Film Festival, and I've been hearing a lot of positive buzz. I have yet to see it myself, but judging from this crazy trailer it looks insane. Now I'm even more excited to watch it! I really enjoyed the first film, and the sequel looks like it going to be even more gleefully deranged. Here's the synopsis...
If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you'd have to assume that things couldn't get much worse. In Martin's case, that was only the beginning.
Picking up immediately where the original left off, Dead Snow; Red vs. Dead wastes no time getting right to the gore-filled action, leaving a bloody trail of intestines in its wake. »
- Joey Paur
Days after its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it was swiftly acquired for U.S. distribution by Well Go USA, Tommy Wirkola's sequel to "Dead Snow," "Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead" has debuted a new trailer. Here's the synopsis for the horror-comedy, per Sundance:If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you'd have to assume that things couldn't get much worse. In Martin's case, that was only the beginning.Picking up immediately where the original left off, "Dead Snow; Red vs. Dead" wastes no time getting right to the gore-filled action, leaving a bloody trail of intestines in its wake. Director Tommy Wirkola returns to the helm with a vengeance, coming up with more inventive ways to maim »
- Nigel M Smith
U.S. fans of the Nazi zombie flick Dead Snow will rejoice knowing that Well Go USA has picked up the rights for Tommy Wirkola's sequel, Dead Snow: Red Vs. Dead. The film premiered on Sunday night at Sundance and fierce negotiations were carried out between Well Go USA and Xyz Films, where our lord and master Todd Brown is a partner and is also an executive producer on this film. "Dead Snow; Red Vs. Dead is non-stop fun from beginning to end and we're thrilled to be able to bring it to Dead Snow fans in the U.S. It's everything the fans loved from the first movie, except bigger, better and bloodier," said (Well Go USA president Doris) Pfardrescher. Well Go USA intends to give the film...
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Hot on the heels of the release of the latest trailer for Tommy Wirkola's long awaited sequel to Dead Snow, Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead, news has come that Well Go USA will be bringing the film to the masses!
From the Press Release
In a competitive situation at Sundance, distributor Well Go USA Entertainment has picked up U.S. rights to the Park City at Midnight crowd favorite Dead Snow: Red Vs. Dead, the sequel to the successful cult hit Dead Snow, which debuted at Sundance in 2009.
The Norwegian and English-language film was written and directed by Tommy Wirkola and stars Martin Starr, Vegar Hoel, Ingrid Haas, Stig Frode Henriksen, Jocelyn DeBoer and Ørjan Gamst. Kjetil Omberg and Terje Stroemstad of Tappeluft Pictures produced the film. Xyz Films’ Nick Spicer and Todd Brown executive produced, along with Wayne Godfrey from The Fyzz, which also provided a »
- Uncle Creepy
Dead Snow: Red Vs. Dead made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and it has been announced that Well Go USA has acquired Us distribution rights to the movie. We also have a brand new trailer for you to check out.
According to THR, Well Go USA is planning a theatrical engagement for the movie and we’ll likely see it shortly after on VOD, Blu-ray, and DVD. A release date hasn’t been set, but we’ll let readers know as soon as anything is announced. It was noted that Well Go USA plans to release the version of the movie that is entirely in English. The sequel was filmed in both Norwegian and English.
“If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, »
- Jonathan James
After creating quite a stir at this year's Sundance Film Festival, we have a blissfully violent and fun trailer for Tommy Wirkola's long awaited sequel to Dead Snow, Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead! Dig it!
Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead follows the sole survivor of a Nazi zombie attack who battles an even larger army of zombies with the help of The Zombie Squad, a professional gang of zombie killers from the U.S.
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- Uncle Creepy
Nazi zombies will make their way back into U.S. theaters. Well Go USA Entertainment has nabbed U.S. rights to Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead, the Norwegian zombie sequel that premiered in the Midnight program at Sundance. Written and directed by Norwegian filmmaker Tommy Wirkola, the film stars Martin Starr, Vegar Hoel, Ingrid Haas, Stig Frode Henriksen, Jocelyn DeBoer and Orjan Gamst. The story picks up after the events of the 2009 film Dead Snow, which followed a group of students surviving a Nazi zombie apocalypse. Well Go USA plans to announce a domestic release date shortly (there is a theatrical
- Rebecca Ford
Tommy Wirkola's Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead went down a treat with audiences at Sundance and if you're looking for a clue as to why, well, here's a great big one in the form of the brand new Norwegian theatrical trailer. Two plus minutes of giddy blood and guts this thing captures the tone of the film absolutely bang on. Here's how the fest describes things:If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you'd have to assume that things couldn't get much worse. In Martin's case, that was only the beginning. Picking up immediately where the...
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It’s funny how things start to pair up over festivals. You’ll notice themes across at least two films, maybe more. Could just be the exhaustion. The six films I’ve seen since I last filed a diary definitely partner nicely and yet one can also trace through lines through them, despite their completely different genres. Let’s get going…
The first pair are related by being so completely distinct in the history of film. There’s Steve James’ “Life Itself”, a documentary about the most important film critic of all time, and Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood”, a film with a production process like no other. These films represent a pair of experiences that I’ve never had before and likely will never have again. My personal connection to “Life Itself” made the world premiere an emotional, powerful night, and “Boyhood” the next morning took 12 years to make. The »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
It’s that time again. The biggest American film festival is upon us, and this year the Ioncinema crew will be descending on Park City with eight feet on the ground and eight eyes on Park City’s various and plentiful screens. Eric Lavallee, Nicholas Bell, Caitlin Coder and I will be covering just about every inch of this year’s festival here at Ioncinema.com, as well as on that ever increasingly vibrant instanews network – Twitter. Be sure to follow @ioncinema and, as stated above, my personal handle @Rectangular_Eye, as we’ll be tweeting throughout the festival with breaking news, reviews, and sightings, all the while trying to keep up with the massive amount of content sure to be coming from this year’s Sundance filmmakers themselves, most of which have their own Twitter accounts and are listed at length below (minus the world & short programs). Whether you »
- Jordan M. Smith
It seems with part five of our Sundance Twitterverse series, horror fans are taking over the interwebs as if infected with some kind of zombifying virus. Be sure to follow every single one of this raucous bunch as they’re sure to blow up your feed with gloriously distasteful Park City goodness all week.
Park City At Midnight
The Babadook - @TheBabadook
Actor Ben Winspear – @BenWinspear
Cooties – @cootiesmovie
Co-Director Cary Murnion – @carymurnion
Co-Director Jonathan Milott – @jmilott
Screenwriter/Actor Leigh Whannell – @LWhannell
Producer Daniel Noah – @selfishgiant_
Actor/Producer Elijah Wood – @woodelijah
Producer Tove Christensen – @ToveChristensen
Cinematographer Lyle Vincent – @lylevincent
Actor Rainn Wilson – @rainnwilson
Dead Snow; Red Vs. Dead
Writer/Director Tommy Wirkola – @tommy_wirkola
Screenwriter/Actor Vegar Hoel – @vegarhoel
Actor Martin Starr – @MartinStarr
Actor Ørjan Gamst – @LordGamst
Actress Ingrid Haas – @ihaas
Actress Jocelyn DeBoer – @Jocelyn_DeBoer
The Guest – @TheGuestMovie
Director/Editor Adam Wingard – @AdamWingard
Screenwriter Simon Barrett – @Simon_Barrett
Producer Keith Calder »
- Jordan M. Smith
London — Marketing support body European Film Promotion is to back the sales campaigns of 12 European films at the Sundance Film Festival, including “20,000 Days on Earth,” a fictionalized day in the life of singer Nick Cave.
Efp’s Film Sales Support program covers up to 45% of the cost of the pics’ promotional campaigns at the festival, and puts a particular emphasis on sales companies’ networking with North American and international buyers.
Seven feature films and five documentaries from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Germany and the U.K. share €41,380 ($56,541). The majority of the films are competing in the festival’s World Dramatic and World Documentary Competition sections. They are represented by 10 different sales agents.
As well as Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s “20,000 Days on Earth,” the musical film “God Help the Girl,” by Stuart Murdoch of Glasgow band Belle and Sebastian, is being supported. Both are sold by Hanway Films. »
- Leo Barraclough
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