Internationally recognized actor Hayden Christensen (Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, upcoming American Heist) will star in the action/horror film, Untot, it was announced today by Warrior producer Greg O'Connor of Solaris Entertainment. Successful video game producer/director Kris Renkewitz makes his feature film debut and will direct from his own screenplay. 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. Principal photography is slated to begin in March 2015 in New York with further casting underway.
Untot, meaning "undead" in German, is set towards the end of World War II in December 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. Here's what producer Greg O'Connor had to say in a statement.
"Kris has already proven himself as a master visual artist with his successful career as a video game director. 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 also added his own statement.
"Renkewitz is a director to watch who has written a unique, high-concept horror film set in the World War II era. With Christensen attached as the lead, this will surely be a big draw for buyers at Berlin."