Screen Daily is reporting that long time writer-director-producer Barry Levinson has secretly begun shooting a new zombie eco-thriller in Georgetown, SC. Enttiled The Bay (formerly Isopod), the pic begins on the aftermath of a viral outbreak on the Eastern Seaboard. The story is told via a series of recordings on camera phones, 911 calls and other scraps of video as the town of Claridge, Maryland, is engulfed by chaos. The sci-fi thriller is being produced by Paranormal Activity and Area 51 director Oren Peli, alongside Jason Blum (PA, Insidious), Steven Schneider (PA, Insidious) and Brian Kavanagh Jones (Skyline, Insidious).
From Wiki: “Isopods are an order of peracarid crustaceans, including familiar animals such as woodlice and pill bugs. The name Isopoda derives from the Greek iso meaning “same” and pod meaning “foot”. The fossil record of isopods dates back to the Carboniferous period (in the US Pennsylvanian epoch), at least 300 million years ago.”