Elijah Wood toplining.

Bloody Disgusting is hearing that filmmakers Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott have been tapped to replace music video and commercial director Ace Norton at the helm of the horror comedy ‘Cooties.’

Starring Elijah Wood, the film centres on an isolated elementary school that becomes infected with a mysterious virus, turning the innocent children into savage, feral creatures. Wood’s protagonist must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives against the monstrous pupils.

Murnion and Milott will be making their feature debut, helming from a screenplay by Leigh Whannell (‘Insidious,’ ‘Saw’) and Ian Brennan. Lensing kicks off next month in Los Angeles.