IFC Films falls for 'Dead Snow'
Nazi zombie pic premiered Saturday at SundanceMore Sundance coverage
PARK CITY -- There's nothing funnier than Nazi zombies.
IFC Films, which had remained quiet throughout most of the Sundance Film Festival, suddenly jumped Wednesday to purchase U.S. distribution rights to the Norwegian horror-comedy "Dead Snow." Elle Driver also sold the film in foreign territories Germany, Benelux, the U.K. and Canada.
The mixed-genre flick premiered Saturday night in the Park City at Midnight section at the Egyptian Theatre, where interest was high enough that people were turned away. Written and directed by Tommy Wirkola, the film follows eight medical students who head into the mountains for a skiing vacation only to find themselves sharing the slopes with maniacal Nazi zombies intent on turning the snow blood red.
IFC Films' Arianna Bocco negotiated the deal with Adeline Fontan Tessaur and Eva Diederix at Elle Driver.
"We are thrilled to work with Tommy and our friends at Elle Driver on this unique film," IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring said. "Tommy is a talented new filmmaker in world cinema, and we look forward to helping introduce him to U.S. audiences."
The indie distributor plans to release the film this year.