Star Wars‘ Hayden Christensen is set to headline the upcoming action/horror film Untot, it was announced today by producer Greg O’Connor (Warrior) of Solaris Entertainment. Video game producer and helmer Kris Renkewitz is set to make his feature film debut on the project, directing from his own original screenplay.
Untot (“undead” in German) is set towards the end of World War II in December of 1944. During a blizzard, an elite military unit headed by Lt. Fredrick Hank (Christensen), is dropped behind enemy lines in the mountains of Poland to destroy a secret Nazi weapons facility. The soldiers must face their greatest fears when they encounter something they could never have been trained for: The undead.
“Kris has already proven himself as a master visual artist with his successful career as a video game director,” said O’Connor as part of the announcement. “I’m thrilled to support his first foray into the medium of cinema with ‘Untot.’ He has written a haunting, edge-of-your-seat, action-packed script filled with supernatural elements and I can’t wait to see his creative vision realized on screen.”
Tannaz Anisi’s 13 Films is handling international sales on the project and will introduce it to buyers at the European Film Market. Producers currently hold US rights.
“Renkewitz is a director to watch who has written a unique, high-concept horror film set in the World War II era,” adds Anisi. “With Christensen attached as the lead, this will surely be a big draw for buyers at Berlin.”
Principal photography on Untot is slated to begin in March 2015 in New York with further casting underway.
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