IFC Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the Norwegian Nazi zombie comedy Dead Snow at the Sundance Film Festival last night, Variety reported. Produced by Tomas Evjen, Ankjetil Omberg and Terje Stromstad, the film is a follow-up to writer-director Tommy Wirkola’s 2007 feature film debut Kill Buljo: The Movie.
The horror movie revolves around medical student co-eds on a ski holiday, who meet up with evil Nazi zombies. It premiered in the international narrative feature section at the festival.
IFC Films plans to release Dead Snow sometime this year.
The deal is one of many that have been struck during the annual event, including a distribution deal for Blaxploitation homage Black Dynamite, which scored a $2 million pact at Sony within hours of its screening, director Antoine Fuqua’s cop thriller Brooklyn’s Finest, which Senator Distribution snatched up, and The Killing Room, Jonathan Liebesman’s psychological horror film, which is very close to a deal.