Newly-launched distribution company Vertical Entertainment has bought the U.S. rights to the Russian 3D animated feature from Wizart, according to a report by Deadline.
Produced by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), The Snow Queen is based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.
The film tells the story of a little girl who embarks on a journey to save her brother from the evil witch who’s covered the world in ice. Maxim Sveshnikov and Vlad Barbe directed the pic from a script by Barbe and Vadim Sveshnikov. Yuri Moskvin, Vladimir Nikolaev, Olga Sinelshchikova, Sergey Rapoport, Alexander Ligay and Bekmambetov are producers.
Already released in Ukraine, Brazil, South Korea, Israel, Turkey, UAE, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, The Snow Queen has a sequel in the works for Winter 2014. Peter Jarowey negotiated the deal with WME’s Deb McIntosh.
Watch the film’s trailer, below: