‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ Director Fights ‘Squirrels’

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Red Sea Media is in the process of assembling a strong slate for the upcoming Marché du Film, including Squirrels, a new horror-thriller that the company has just acquired international sales rights for from Bazelevs, Timur Bekmambetov’s production company. Bekmambetov is best known as director of the hit international films Night Watch, Wanted and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The film was written by Daniel Antoniazzi & Ben Shiffrin, based on an idea by Bekmambetov.

When a young man’s estranged father is killed under suspicious circumstances, he returns home for the first time in years to get to the bottom of the mystery. Hoping to uncover some logical explanation, he instead finds his mom’s sleazy new boyfriend, a natural gas company buying up the town, an angry female sheriff who happens to be his ex-girlfriend, and an army of flesh-eating squirrels hellbent on destroying everything in their path due to an erosion of their food chain as a result of environmental destruction by the gas company.

Lisa Ellzey and Michele Wolkoff are executive producers. The production is currently setting a director, with an A-list cast expected to sign shortly. The Red Sea sales office at the Marché du Film will be located at the Lerins venue, booth #R19. Additional sales titles from the company will be announced in the coming days.

  • Zombie-Killa

    Bekmambetov is one of my favorite directors! I absolutely LOVED Night Watch and Day Watch, Wanted, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter was pretty cool. I like the premise, and I can’t wait for this one!

  • Wolvenmist

    finally!!!!!!!!! I been waiting for someone to make a movie about killer squirrels. I always had a thing for them. It looks like the movie is in good hands too. Can’t wait.

    • FreddyKrueger13

      And I thought I was the only one hoping for a killer squirrel movie

  • Fanofhorror

    They stole my idea , I was going to make b- movie liked this, I made up story about 13 years ago.

    About killer squirrel

    it’s year 2020 , The UK as been going Thought one of the longest heatwaves, a number of people have been killed by the heat and 1000 birds have been found dead and the heat is also infected squirrels as the heat is bringing then new life deadly new life hungry for human flesh.

    I only did 2 pages in story, Now I wished I carried on lol

    it’s about time, I think it’s only animal they not done yet!

  • diapers

    Killer squirrels, eh? Well, I did enjoy that one new zealand flick with the murderous sheep, so what the heck. BRING IT.

  • DeathValzer

    “Hold on to your nuts!”

    Awesome, love Timur’s flicks and can’t wait for this but where the hell is the final entry in the Night-Day Watch trilogy?

  • Catastrophe

    HA! Sounds crazy enough to work :P I got bit by a squirrel once. Those little teeth of theirs hurt like hell.

  • Fanofhorror