Back in December, I pointed out a Norwegian movie that the Hitler Zombie definitely approves of: Dead Snow (or Død Snø in Norwegian). After all, how can you go wrong with Nazi zombies in a remote, snow bound area in Norway attacking the usual bunch of hapless but beautiful young people? I don’t know about you, but that’s all I ask for in a movie, even if I have to read subtitles or put up with dubbing.
U.S. rights to Tommy Wirkola’s “Dead Snow” have been acquired by IFC Films. Described as “a genre-bending Norweigan horror comedy,” the film debuted in the midnight section this week at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
Arianna Bocco from IFC Films negotiated the deal with Adeline Fontan Tessaur and Eva Diederix at Elle Driver, which has also sold the film to Germany (Splendid), Benelux (also Splendid), the U.K. (Entertainment One) and Canada (Seville).
Here’s hoping this means Nazi zombies will soon be invading a theater near you or showing up on IFC on cable. As a preview, I note that a bunch of clips have shown up on YouTube, one of which is particularly warped and gory.
Back to medicine and science tomorrow. Until then, here’s the official trailer: