Magazine article Screen International

Werner Launches New Sales Company

Magazine article Screen International

Werner Launches New Sales Company

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Veteran Scandinavian sales agent Michael Werner [pictured], formerly at NonStop Sales, has launched a new outfit called Eyewell which is in Cannes with its debut slate.

Werner is attending Cannes with his Eyewell partner Stein Markussen.

The new company will be concentrating on genre-driven "commercial titles" with a clear target audience, many of which will straddle the worlds of film and TV.

Here on the Croisette, Eyewell is beginning pre-sales on new Swedish action-drama Zone 261. Werner is partnering on the project with Kruthuset's Fredrik Hiller. (Werner and Hiller worked together on Hiller's previous genre film Psalm 21 in 2009.)

Zone 261 shoots in the south of Sweden in the autumn and will be ready for delivery by Cannes 2014.

The story starts when a submarine, carrying an extremely dangerous virus, slams into the Swedish city of Landskrona. The inhabitants get infected, turning them into monstrous versions of themselves. The Swedish military, in a joint venture with NATO,quarantine the city, forming "ZONE 261". A group of ethnical Swedes and a group of immigrants - who, for some reason, are non-infected take refuge in a 400-year-old citadel.

Also on Eyewell's debut slate is Finnish project Nymphs. …

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