'Veteran,' 'Errors,' 'Lapland' headed for German release
Pandastorm Pictures has picked up a number of international titles for German-speaking territories, including Matthew Hope’s British espionage-thriller “The Veteran.”The distrib also nabbed Eron Sheean’s biotech thriller “Errors of the Human Body” and Dome Karukoski’s Finnish comedy and Toronto screener “Lapland Odyssey.” “The Veteran” which stars Toby Kebbell (“War Horse”) and Brian Cox, centers on a British soldier in Afghanistan who, after returning from Afghanistan, joins a secret government agency to fight terrorism only to uncovers a conspiracy involving intelligence services and drug dealers. Pandastorm’s Justus Peter negotiated the deal with Andrew Brown, exec director of London-based Intandem Films, which is handling worldwide rights. for “The Veteran.” “Errors of the Human Body” which stars Michael Eklund (“The Divide”) and Karoline Herfurth (“The Reader”), tells the story of a Canadian scientist who develops a human regeneration gene with the potential of making something miraculous out of a personal tragedy that has haunted him for years. Pandastorm closed the deal for “Errors” with producer Darryn Welch of Berlin-based Instinctive Film. L.A.-based XYZ Films is overseeing international sales for the pic, which will hit German theaters next spring. Set in Finland’s Lapland region in the middle of winter, “Lapland Odyssey” follows the misadventures of three slacker pals who set out to find a digital TV receiver encounter a lesbian water polo team, drunken Russian hunters and homicidal cabbies while avoiding hypothermia. Pandastorm finalized the deal with Chris Howard of Helsinki-based sales company the Yellow Affair. “Lapland Odyssey” will premiere in German theaters this fall.