New features by Menno Meyjes and Eytan Fox are being lined up by X Filme International in addition to its production of Julie Delpy's The Countess which begins shooting from Feb 18 in Berlin, Saxony, and Saxony-Anhalt.

The X Filme Creative Pool subsidiary will serve as German co-producer for the UK's Future Films on Menno Meyjes' Last Battle Dreamer, starring Ryan Philippe and Abbie Cornish. The Viking historic epic will shoot in the north German state of Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg as well as in the UK either this spring or in the autumn. Handmade Films is handling international sales.

In addition, the Hanover-based outfit is developing Gad Beck - An Underground Life as the next feature for Israeli director Eytan Fox. Beck was a member of the Jewish group Hechaluz which organised resistance against the Nazis in the Second World War. Principal photography is scheduled to start in Berlin at the beginning of 2009.