Madonna dancer Sofia Boutella and actor Falk Hentschel Sign for 'Streetdance 2 3D' (Cannes)

Directed by Max and Dania from a script by Jane English, "Streetdance 2 3D" also features the return of the first film's dancing sensation George Sampson.


CANNES -- Madonna dancer Sofia Boutella and actor Falk Hentschel are dancing onto movie screens after signing for Streetdance 2 3D, the sequel to the U.K. box office dance smash.

Having danced on two of Madonna’s world tours (Confessions and Sticky & Sweet), Boutella was most recently seen as the lead in Michael Jackson’s posthumous video release Hollywood Tonight. Falk was last seen on the big screen in the Tom Cruise action thriller Knight & Day.

Directed by the returning team Max and Dania from a script by the first outing's scribe Jane English, Streetdance 2 3D also features the return of the first film's dancing sensation George Sampson.

The follow-up sees top street dancer Ash (Hentschel) humiliated and laughed off stage by American crew Invincible before he sets off to gather the best dancers from around the world to take them on - with a dance style they weren't expecting.

Shooting from the beginning of June, Vertigo says it will shot on location throughout Europe including London, Paris, Rome and Berlin and plans to release it in Spring 2012. Protagonist Films is handling international sales here in the Marche du Film.

The film is co-funded by the British Film Institute and BBC Films and is a co-production with Eagle Pictures in Italy and Film Eins in Germany.

Vertigo is also prepping a big action follow-up to the micro-budget hit Monsters that launched writer/director Gareth Edwards into the Hollywood limelight. Edwards, who is prepping Godzilla for Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros., will exec produce Monsters 2.

Award winning promo duo Brent Bonacorso and Jesse Atlas will direct the picture, which is budgeted at around $5 million, five times more than the original's budget, made for less than $1 million.

Monsters actor Scoot McNairy and Vertigo’s Rupert Preston will also exec produce and Vertigo producers Allan Niblo and James Richardson have also brought in Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken from Between the Eyes as producers.