Spain's Filmax Entertainmenthas signed on Germany's Universum Film to co-produce Brad Anderson's new film, Transsiberian.

Set to shoot in English inlate October between Spain and Eastern Europe, the project is the director'sfollow-up to the well-received The Machinist, also a production of Julio Fernandez for Filmax.

Universum will retaindistribution rights in German-speaking territories. The deal was signed inCannes by Universum's Tania Reichert-Facilides and Filmax's Carlos Fernandezand Antonia Nava.

The tale, scripted byAnderson and Will Conroy, is set on the legendary train running from China toRussia, where a young couple finds themselves embroiled in a murderous plotwith no escape. Casting will be unveiled soon.

"I am happy to havefound in Filmax Entertainment the right partner with whom to extend ourco-production activities," Reichert-Facilides said.

"To have Universum asour partner on this trip is like a dream come true. Tania and I have beenlooking forward to working together for a few years now," Nava added.

The Machinist starred Christian Bale and Jennifer Jason Leigh.