Deadline is reporting that “Peaky Blinders” actor Finn Cole will topline the comedy-horror Slaughterhouse Rulez, the first title from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s newly formed production banner Stolen Picture.
The biggest news is that the Shaun of the Dead stars will also be featured alongside Hugo‘s Asa Butterfield, Hermione Corfield (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), and Underworld‘s Michael Sheen.
Directed by Crispian Mills, from a script he co-wrote with Henry Fitzherbert:
“The film is set in an illustrious British boarding school that becomes a bloody battleground when a mysterious sinkhole appears at a nearby fracking site unleashing unspeakable horror.”
Cole, pictured above, stars as the story’s hero Don Wallace, a wide-eyed new boy from a modest background forced to navigate a baffling new world of arcane rules and rituals.
Here’s a lengthy synopsis:
“Welcome to Slaughterhouse – where boys are girls are groomed for power and greatness and they’re about to meet their match. The story’s hero, Don Wallace, is a wide-eyed new boy from a modest background forced to navigate a baffling new world of arcane rules and rituals, presided by sadistic sixth formers. Matters of status are aggressively enforced and conversation with school goddess Clemsie, are strictly forbidden.
But this ancient and ordered world is about to be shaken to its foundations – literally – and when a controversial frack site on prize school woodland causes seismic tremors, a mysterious sinkhole and an unspeakable horror is unleashed. Soon a new pecking order will be established as pupils, teachers and the school matron become locked in a bloody battle for survival.”
Here’s Michael Sheen in Underworld: