Who didn’t love Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz or The World’s End? You may have been wondering if they would ever team up for another horror-comedy. The good news is that they are, sort of. Pegg and Frost have now teamed up to create a brand new film and television company called Stolen Picture, Deadline reports.
The first filming being made under the banner is a, you guessed it, horror comedy titled Slaughterhouse Rulez that will be directed by Crispian Mills based on the script that he co-wrote with Henry Fitzherbert and 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.”
Both Pegg and Frost will serve as executive producers along with Sony’s Josephine Rose. Charlotte Walls of Catalyst Global Media will produce.
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