Stanley Tucci, who starred in The Hunger Games and Transformer: Age of Extinction, has joined the cast of John Leonetti’s creature feature The Silence. Tucci will star alongside the previously announced Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men).
Set in a world where the human race is threatened by giant bats, the film is based on the novel by Tim Lebbon (30 Days of Night).
The Silence centers on Ally, a deaf teenager, and her family, whose world is turned upside down by a deadly and primal force. In the fields near her New Jersey home, a colony of bats are attacked by a parasitic insect and soon morph into a new lethal species called Vesps. As the bling winged creatures quickly grow, spread, and attack the human population. Ally’s heightened senses become her strength. She can feel when the Vesps are close and comes to realize that even the slightest noise summons them in huge numbers.
She and her family seek refuge in the woods, where they must live in total silence. Amidst the chaos, they learn that humans can be just as dangerous when people are fighting to survive.
The Silence sounds like a cross between 1999’s Bats and Pitch Black and that could be pretty cool. I’m always down for a good creature feature.
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