‘Hansel & Gretel’ Helmer Tommy Wirkola Teams With Charades For Animated Musical ‘Spermageddon’ (Exclusive)

Tommy Wirkola, the popular Norwegian helmer of “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” and “Dead Snow,” will be making his animation debut with “Spermageddon,” a humor-laced musical feature about the beginning of life.Charades has boarded the project and will represent it in international markets.“Spermageddon” follows two narrative threads — the emerging love story between two awkward teens, Jens and Lisa, who are having sex for the first time; and the eventful quest of Simon the Semen and his friends to reach the golden goal, the Egg.“This is both a road movie and an epic adventure, a most incredible journey, much like Lord of the Rings.

But instead of Orcs and elves, our heroes have to do battle with sperm-killing creams and e.Coli trolls,” said Wirkola in his director’s notes.The project is described as being in the veins of “Sausage Party,” exploring mature content through comedy, creative animation and grown-up language.

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