British filmmaker eyes his next feature. Writer-director Ben Wheatley (‘Kill List,’ ‘Down Terrace’) has entered into talks to take the helm of Lava Bear’s newly acquired monster action thriller ‘Freakshift,’ says Variety. With a script co-written by Wheatley and Amy Jump, the film is set in “a world where monsters rise from the ground and terrorize citizens when night falls. The Freakshift is a band of government-organized misfits and lawbreakers who hunt and kill the creatures for civic duty, sport and money.” The project will be co-produced by Andrew Starke and Claire Jones of Rook Films along with Lava Bear. Film4’s Katherine Butler is on board as executive producer. Wheatley’s next, the black comedy ‘Sightseers,’ is due to hit Irish cinemas in November.