‘A Fantastic Fear of Everything’ director and Kula Shaker front man Crispian Mills is set to take the helm for the comedy-horror ‘Slaughterhouse Rulez,’ the first offering from Stolen Picture, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s newly minted production banner.
Based on a script by Mills and Henry Fitzherbert, the action takes place at an illustrious British boarding school that becomes a bloody battleground when a mysterious sinkhole appears at a nearby fracking site, unleashing unspeakable horror. A new pecking order is established as pupils, teachers and the school matron become locked in a bloody battle for survival.
Per Deadline, Finn Cole (‘Peaky Blinders’) leads the film as Don Wallace, a wide-eyed new kid from a modest background forced to navigate a baffling new world of arcane rules and rituals.
Michael Sheen (‘Masters of Sex’), Hermione Corfield (‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’), Asa Butterfield (‘Ender’s Game’), and Jo Hartley (‘This is England’) also star, alongside Pegg and Frost.
The film is set up over at Sony Pictures, with Charlotte Walls of Catalyst Global Media on board to produce.