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Cinepool makes splash at Cannes

Distrib sells 'Days' and animated pics in several territories

Cologne — Germany’s Cinepool has sold helmer Lars Kraume’s futuristic drama “The Days to Come,” starring Daniel Bruehl and August Diehl, to Corinth in the U.S. and Accent Film in Australia.

Cinepool, the film subsidiary of Munich-based TV distrib Telepool, made the deal at Cannes.

It also sold animated reindeer toon, “Niko 2 — Family Affairs,” the 3D sequel to “Niko and the Way to the Stars,” to Bac Film for France, Paradise for the CIS/Russia, Kino Swiat for Poland, HGC Entertainment for China, and PT Media Bermutu for Indonesia, among others.

Another 3D toon franchise in the making, “Legends of Valhalla — Thor,” an Icelandic/Irish/German co-production, was snapped up by buyers from Israel (Five Stars) and Bulgaria (Pro Film).

German helmer Feo Aladag’s “When We Leave” was booked by Denmark’s Sunrise Film Distribution; Alice and Arthur Brauner’s WWII family saga “Wunderkinder” was nabbed by China’s HGC Entertainment, which also bought the adaptation of author Enid Blyton’s “Hanni and Nanni,” directed by Christine Hartmann, about troublesome twins.

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