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Hayden Christensen joins Untot thriller

Hayden Christensen in Jumper

Story by Jack Foley

HAYDEN Christensen (of Star Wars: Episodes 2-3 and the upcoming American Heist) will star in the action/horror film, UNTÖT, it was announced today by producer Greg O’Connor of Solaris Entertainment.

Successful video game producer/director Kris Renkewitz will make his feature film debut and will direct from his own screenplay.

UNTÖT, meaning “undead” in German, is set towards the end of World War II in December 1944. During a blizzard, an elite military unit headed by Lt. Fredrick Hank (Christensen), is dropped behind enemy lines in the mountains of Poland to destroy a secret Nazi weapons facility.

The soldiers must face their greatest fears when they encounter something they could never have been trained for. The undead.

Principal photography is slated to begin in March 2015 in New York with further casting underway.

O’Connor, best known as the director of Warrior, said: “Kris has already proven himself as a master visual artist with his successful career as a video game director. I’m thrilled to support his first foray into the medium of cinema with UNTÖT.

“He has written a haunting, edge-of-your-seat, action-packed script filled with supernatural elements and I can’t wait to see his creative vision realized on screen.”

Hayden Christensen is known to audiences worldwide for his performance as Anakin Skywalker in George Lucas’ massively popular prequel trilogy, Star Wars: Episodes 2-3. He will next be seen in American Heist, co-starring Adrien Brody, which premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and will be released later this year.

He is currently filming 90 Minutes In Heaven opposite Kate Bosworth. His other credits include Jumper, Factory Girl and Shattered Glass.

Writer/director Kris Renkewitz is an established artist, director and producer in the comic book and video game world. His credits include working on the popular Marvel Comics’ The West Coast Avengers, Iron Man/War Machine and Daredevil as well as for DC Comics’ The Flash, The Justice League and Superboy.

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