×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Picture Tree Serves Up Zombie Drama ‘Endzeit – Ever After’ at Toronto Film Festival

Berlin-based sales company Picture Tree Intl. has acquired sales rights to Carolina Hellsgård’s post-apocalyptic horror movie “Endzeit — Ever After,” which will have its world premiere at Toronto Film Festival in the Discovery program. Variety has been given access to the trailer from the film.

The film is set two years after zombies have overrun Earth in the German towns of Weimar and Jena, which are possibly the last hold-outs of human civilization. “When two young women, Vivi and Eva, are stranded in the wild and treacherous landscape between the towns, they have to rely on each other and nature itself in order to survive,” according to a statement. “But fighting the undead has also unleashed demons from their past.”

“Endzeit” is Hellsgård’s second feature as director after her debut “Wanja” played in the Berlin Film Festival in 2015. It’s the first zombie movie to come out of Germany in recent years, and was made by an all-female creative team. Olivia Vieweg wrote the script, and Ingelore König and Carolina Schroeter at Grown Up Films produced, together with ZDF – Das kleine Fernsehspiel and in cooperation with ARTE.

Co-managing directors of PTI, Yuan Rothbauer and Andreas Rothbauer, said in a statement: “Carolina Hellsgård is without a doubt one of the most interesting, and versatile young filmmakers working in German cinema today, and we are incredibly proud to represent this her unique, thought-provoking and indeed scary second film. With an absolute command of the genre she takes the zombie movie in territories we just haven’t seen before.”

More Film

  • 'Shazam!' Review: Zachary Levi is Pure

    Film Review: 'Shazam!'

    In “Shazam!,” Zachary Levi brings off something so winning it’s irresistible. He plays a square-jawed, rippling-muscled man of might, with a cheesy Day-Glo lighting bolt affixed to his chest, who projects an insanely wholesome and old-fashioned idea of what a superhero can be. But he’s also playing a breathless teenage kid on the inside, and [...]

  • WGA Agents Contract Tug of War

    Showrunners, Screenwriters Back WGA in Agency Battle, Sides to Meet Again Tuesday

    More than 750 showrunners and screenwriters have backed the WGA’s battle against talent agencies taking packaging fees and other changes to the rules governing the business relationship between agents and writers. The letter of support issued Saturday is significant because of the immense clout showrunners and prominent screenwriters possess in Hollywood. Several showrunners had recently [...]

  • Doppelgänger Red (Lupita Nyong'o) and Adelaide

    Box Office: 'Us' on Track for Second-Highest Debut of 2019 With $67 Million

    Jordan Peele’s “Us” is on its way to scaring up one of the biggest debuts of 2019, with an estimated $67 million from 3,741 North American locations. Should estimates hold, “Us” will be able to claim several milestones: the highest debut for an original horror movie (the biggest launch for any horror pic goes to [...]

  • NF_D_JGN-D6-2160.cr2

    Film Review: 'The Dirt'

    A long time ago, the words sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll carried a hint of danger. The lifestyle did, too, but I’m talking about the phrase. It used to sound cool (back around the time the word “cool” sounded cool). But sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll has long since passed into the realm [...]

  • James Newton Howard Danny Elfman

    New Trend in Concert Halls: Original Music by Movie Composers — No Film Required

    Movie and TV composers are in greater demand than ever for, surprisingly, new music for the concert hall. For decades, concert commissions for film composers were few and far between. The increasing popularity of John Williams’ film music, and his visibility as conductor of the Boston Pops in the 1980s and ’90s, led to his [...]

  • Idris Elba Netflix 'Turn Up Charlie'

    Idris Elba in Talks to Join Andy Serkis in 'Mouse Guard'

    Idris Elba is in negotiations to join Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster in Fox’s fantasy-action movie “Mouse Guard” with “Maze Runner’s” Wes Ball directing. Fox is planning a live-action movie through performance capture technology employed in the “Planet of the Apes” films, in which Serkis starred as the ape leader Caesar. David Peterson created, wrote, [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content