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 portion of the financing for the film.
Filmed in all-English simultaneously to the half-Norwegian, half-English version that was shown at Sundance, Well Go USA Entertainment will release the all-English version. The company plans to announce a domestic release date shortly.
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.
The deal, which marks one of the largest U.S. sales ever for a Norwegian film, was brokered by Well Go USA Entertainment President Doris Pfardrescher with CAA, XYZ Films’ Nate Bolotin, and Elle Driver on behalf of the filmmakers. Elle Driver also represents the film’s international distribution rights.
“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… Who doesn’t love a good zombie movie, especially when Nazi zombies are involved!” said Pfardrescher.
“We had so much fun working with Kjetil, Terje and Tommy on this film and couldn’t be happier to land it with Well Go. They know the audience well, and we’re anticipating great success in the U.S. market,” said Spicer.
XYZ executive produced and handled international sales on the hit action film THE RAID: REDEMPTION, which was released by Sony Pictures Classics. They are also handling international sales on Sundance competition film LIFE AFTER BETH, starring Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, Anna Kendrick, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Matthew Gray Gubler, Cheryl Hines, and Paul Reiser.
XYZ Films produced and is handling world sales on THE RAID 2, from writer/director Gareth Huw Evans as well as KILLERS, which is co-directed by Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel (The Mo Brothers). Both films are world premiering at Sundance 2014.
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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