Will Pegg and Frost ever make another horror-comedy? YES! Well, sort of.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the lovable and hilarious duo behind Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End, have just formed a new film and TV production banner titled Stolen Picture, reports Deadline. The first project on their slate is Slaughterhouse Rulez, a horror-comedy that will be directed by Crispian Mills and based on a script he co-wrote with Henry Fitzherbert.
The film is set at an elite boarding school…
Welcome to Slaughterhouse – where boys are girls are groomed for power and greatness and they’re about to meet their match. The story’s hero, Don Wallace, is a wide-eyed new boy from a modest background forced to navigate a baffling new world of arcane rules and rituals, presided by sadistic sixth formers. Matters of status are aggressively enforced and conversation with school goddess Clemsie, are strictly forbidden.
But this ancient and ordered world is about to be shaken to its foundations – literally – and when a controversial frack site on prize school woodland causes seismic tremors, a mysterious sinkhole and an unspeakable horror is unleashed. Soon a new pecking order will be established as pupils, teachers and the school matron become locked in a bloody battle for survival.
Catalyst Global Media’s Charlotte Walls will produce, while Pegg and Frost will executive produce alongside Sony’s Josephine Rose.