Wim Wenders and Peter Schwartzkopff, who jointly founded Reverse Angle Production in Hamburg last autumn, are now favourites to retrieve Wenders' old production company Road Movies from the insolvent Das Werk group, according to Germany's Die Welt.

The daily newspaper reported at the weekend that Das Werk's insolvency administrator Holger Lessing had also conceded that Wenders and Schwartzkopff had 'good chances' of taking over the production house, although no agreement had yet been reached on the purchase price.