With Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott the directors chair for Cooties, from Saw co-creator and star Leigh Whannell, the show is starting production right on time. And they’ve added some great names to the cast. Per Deadline they’re, “ Alison Pill as Lucy, an eternally optimistic 4th grade teacher, and Rainn Wilson as ex-athlete turned PE teacher Wade.” Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”) and Jorgé Garcia (“Lost”) are also joining the fun.
Maniac‘s Elijah Wood produces and stars in the film. “The film begins when a mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the pre-adolescent children into a feral swarm of mindless savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives against the monstrous pupils.”
Ian Brennan co-wrote the screenplay with Whannell. Both will also make an appearance in the film, which hails from Wood’s The Woodshed and Glacier Films.