EXCLUSIVE: Sequel to 2009 cult hit Snow Dead is due to shoot mid-2013.

Writer and director Tommy Wirkola, whose Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters has generated $100m at the worldwide box-office, is returning to his native Norway to direct the action-filled Dead Snow: War of the Dead.

The film is a sequel to Wirkola’s successful cult hit Dead Snow, which premiered at Sundance in 2009.

CAA represents Wirkola and is co-representing US domestic distribution rights with Paris-based sales company Elle Driver, which is also handling international sales.

Set to be released in both English and Norwegian, the new film follows the sole survivor of a Nazi zombie attack who battles an even larger army of Zombies with the help of the Zombie Squad, a professional gang of zombie killers from the US.

“I am delighted to step back into the world of Nazi zombies yet again with Dead Snow: War Of The Dead, a world that is very close to my heart,” said Wirkola.

“Ever since we premiered Dead Snow at Sundance 2009, I’ve been getting questions on a sequel, and now, after Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters has been released, the time is finally right.”

“We have a script that I am super excited about, which is bigger, scarier, funnier, more action-filled and gorier than the previous one, and I can’t wait to unleash another horde of undead Nazi zombies onto the world again.”