Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are reuniting, only this time they’ll be behind the camera rather than in front of it.
Deadline reports that the duo – who starred in Edgar Wright’s “Cornetto Trilogy”; Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End as well as Paul – have formed the film and television production company Stolen Picture and will debut a film titled Slaughterhouse Rulez as its debut. The comedy horror’s plot is as follows:
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 foundation – 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.
Pegg and Frost will serve as executive producers for the film, which will be directed by Crispian Mills – based on a script he co-wrote with Henry Fitzherbert. No word yet on its release.