Handling The Undead

Source: Morten Brun

Handling The Undead

Neon is reuniting with The Worst Person In The World stars Renate Reinsve and Anders Danielsen Lie and has acquired North American and UK rights to in-production horror Handling The Undead.

The film marks the fiction feature directing debut of Thea Hvistendahl and is based on a novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, who write Border, which Neon released, and Let The Right One In.

Hvistendahl and Lindqvist jointly adapted the screenplay about a strange electrical field which surrounds Oslo on an abnormally hot summer day, causing collective migraine and mayhem.

The character-driven drama explores grief and loss and follows three families caught up in the chaos. The cast includes Bjørn Sundquist, Bente Børsum, and og Bahars Pars.

Hvistendahl previously directed the documentary Adjø Montebello and several shorts including Virgins4lyfe which was nominated for the Grand Jury Award at SXSW.

Kristin Emblem and Guri Neby are producing via their Einar Film, with whom Anonymous Content has partnered on Scandinavian joint venture Anonymous Content Nordic. The film is co-produced by Zentropa Sweden and Filmiki, and supported by The Norwegian Film Institute, The Swedish Film Institute, Film i Väst, Nordisk Film & TV Fond and Oslo Film Fond.

TrustNordisk handles international sales and Anonymous Content represented US rights. Neon’s Jason Wald negotiated the deal with Nick Shumaker at Anonymous Content on behalf of the filmmakers.