A new film and TV production company called Stolen Picture has been formed by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and it’s set to kick things off with a horror-comedy titled Slaughterhouse Rulez. The new company is based in the UK, with a goal of producing a wide variety of scripted entertainment aimed at a global audience.
Pegg and Frost have worked together numerous times, most notably with Edgar Wright on the TV series Spaced and the Cornetto trilogy consisting of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End. They’ve also worked together on Paul, The Adventures of Tintin, and more.
You can read more about Slaughterhouse Rulez below.
Here’s a description of the movie from Deadline:
Slaughterhouse Rulez is set in an elite boarding school – Welcome to Slaughterhouse – where boys and 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 – 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.
Slaughterhouse Rulez is set to be directed by Crispian Mills, who previously wrote and directed A Fantastic Fear of Everything starring Pegg. Mills also co-wrote the screenplay with Henry Fitzherbert.
Pegg and Frost will be executive producers on the movie. No release window is known yet.
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