The cold war with Russia is back – but this time it’s over our Frozen flick versus their Frozen flick.
Wizart Animation announced today that Entertainment One (eOne) has picked up the U.S. and Canada (English and French-speaking)
rights for the Russian 3D animated feature The Snow Queen 2. The sequel to The Snow Queen (2012) was directed by Alexey Tsitsilin and produced
by Yuri Moskvin, Vladimir Nikolaev, Diana Yurinova and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted and Fox’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter).
A US and Canada release is now scheduled for Winter 2015. The Snow Queen 2 voice cast includes Sean Bean (The Lord Of The Rings, Game Of Thrones)
as General Arrog, Sharlto Copley (Maleficent,
District 9, Elysium) as troll Orm, Bella Thorne (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Blended)
as Gerda, and Isabelle Fuhrman (The
Hunger Games, Orphan) as Alfida.
The Snow Queen 2 was among 17 animated features shortlisted for the
Golden Globe consideration in 2014. To date the feature has already been
released theatrically in the UK, South Korea,
Middle East, Baltic States, Russia and CIS, Croatia, Serbia,
Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Slovenia, Macedonia and Israel,
grossing twice as much as the first movie of the franchise on the territories
where it was released.
The film be released in Brazil, China,
Austria, Germany, France, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei
and Philippines in 2015.
The film tells the story of the troll Orm who has
become a hero to all after
the victory over the Snow Queen. Having played a major role in the triumph, this
is not enough for him, however: by comically exaggerating his exploits and
achievements, he creates a web of lies, claiming that he personally defeated
the Snow Queen, and that he is destined to marry the princess and inherit great
power and riches. In
this lively and perilous adventure, Orm learns that friends, happiness, and
true love cannot be won through deceit.