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[AFM ’13] Universal International Gets ‘Cooties’

Synchronicity Entertainment has licensed the rights to horror comedy film Cooties, starring Elijah Wood (Maniac), Alison Pill (HBO’s “The Newsroom”) and Rainn Wilson (NBC’S “The Office”) in the UK, Germany, Benelux and Brazil to Universal Pictures International Entertainment.

When a mysterious virus borne from chicken nuggets hits an isolated elementary school transforming the pre-adolescent children into a feral swarm of mindless cannibals, an unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives against them. Who is thishero? The Substitute teacher.

Directed by Cary Munion and Jonathan Milott, Cooties is produced by SpectreVision partners Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller as well as Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity, Insidious), and Glacier Films’ Tove Christensen and Georgy Malkov.

The film is co-written by horror powerhouse Leigh Whannell (pictured; Saw, Insidious) and Fox’s hit series GLEE co-creator Ian Brennan, who also serve as executive producers.



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