Here’s a project I’ve been excited about since I first heard about it a few months back. Being produced by Strike Entertainment, the guys who did the Dawn of the Dead remake, this sounds like it could be a really cool movie. James Gunn, even though he did write ‘Scooby Doo,’ has proven himself as a talent in the horror industry- enough so that if I had a few million buckaroos, I’d give it to him to direct his film Slither. Read on for the full story and first major casting info…Accordign to the Hollywood Reporter:
Elizabeth Banks and Michael Rooker are toplining “Slither,” a horror movie written and being directed by James Gunn. Strike Entertainment has stepped up to co-produce with Gold Circle Films.
A creature feature in the vein of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” “Slither” revolves around an alien plague that infects a small town, setting a local (Rooker) on a murderous spree. His wife (Banks) teams up with an old flame to combat the situation.
Producing are Paul Brooks and Eric Newman. Executive producers include Marc Abraham, Tom Bliss, Scott Niemeyer and Norm Waitt. Universal is releasing domestically via its first-look distribution deal with Gold Circle. Production is scheduled to start next month in Vancouver.
Rooker’s credits include “The 6th Day” and “The Bone Collector.” He is repped by Innovative Artists and Erik Kritzer of Fenton/Kritzer Entertainment.