Rat Pack Filmproduction and XYZ Films have signed Matt O’Leary (Frailty, Death Sentence), Jessica Cook, Peter Stormare and Lance Henriksen (Aliens) to the horror comedy Stung, reports ScreenDaily.
Adam Aresty wrote the screenplay “About a fancy garden party that goes wrong when a local species of wasp mutates, resulting in an attack by giant insects. It is left to two catering staff to thwart the onslaught and in the process develop a romance.”
XYZ serves as executive producer and handles world sales on the film, set to commence production on Oct 22 in Berlin.
The Los Angeles-based company has licensed UK, Canadian, German, French and Scandinavian rights to eOne.
Benni Diez will direct and Christian Becker and Benjamin Munz of Munich and Berlin-based Rat Pack Filmproduction produce the story of a two catering staff at a fancy garden party who battle a mutated species of wasp.
Munz developed Stung from an idea by Adam Aresty, who won RatPack’s 2012 horror writing contest Write For Your Life.
“Stung, to me, is bringing the creature feature cult film feeling from the 80s into the present and a modern-day fun horror movie,” said Diez.
Diez brings an extensive background in effects and recently served as visual effects supervisor on Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia.