Stop the presses! Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are back with their own production company and a brand new comedy-horror film, Slaughterhouse Rulez! Deadline reported the news Monday, and personally, I couldn’t be more excited!
Pegg and Frost, are best known for their other collaborations, Sean of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul and my favorite, Spaced. They’ve also done things individually, most notably in geekdom, Pegg’s role as Scotty in the new Star Trek re-launch films.
This new team effort, Stolen Pictures will launch with the comedy-horror, Slaughterhouse Rulez which will be directed by Crispian Mills. Mills co-wrote the script with Henry Fitzherbert. So, it’s slightly different in that Frost and Pegg haven’t written the film themselves, and they’re not working with director Edgar Wright… but I completely trust their judgement, and this film sounds awesome.
Here’s a description of the film from Deadline…
“Slaughterhouse Rulez is set in an elite boarding school – Welcome to Slaughterhouse – where boys and 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 – 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.”
I’m hooked already. There are no specific dates announced for production of the film, but keep an eye out, because we’re not going to miss this one.
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