Producer-director Uwe Boll is also serving as a co-financier for the low-budget production by Udo Bomnueter and Helmar Baum's Berlin-based Valerian Fear. Co-producers are Gruenberg Film with backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. Post-production will be overseen by Erik Stappenbeck's Moonfilm.
The story by the Berlin screenwriting duo Joerge F. Peterson and Soeren Hoffmann about an international group of medical students participating in a seminar on fear with deadly results stars a young German cast including Daniel Krauss, Marie Zielcke, and Tobias Kasimirowicz appearing opposite the veteran UK actor David Gant as the stern and enigmatic Dr. Ginrich and Asian-American Rick Yune in a guest role as his assistant Dr. Lee.
Speaking exclusively to ScreenDaily.com, Yune talked about his experiences on Fear: 'Most of the films I have worked on before have been big budget studio films, so to work on a smaller independent project with people that passionate was really attractive for me, especially in a foreign country with different cultures.'
Yune completed his scenes for Fear at the beginning of this week and will now begin shooting Universal's Alone In The Dark 2 from August 1. The sequel of Uwe Boll's video game adaptation is being directed by Michael Roesch with Lance Hendrikson and Ralf Moeller in the cast and Boll World Sales handling international distribution.
Boll World Sales is also selling Yune's own production The 5th Commandment, which he wrote, financed, produced and starred in, as well as a previous genre production by Valerian Film, Drawn in Blood by Peter Palatsik.