If someone were to ask me to name my favorite comedy comedy duo, my answer would always be Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Actually, if I’m being truly honest, it would be Abbott and Costello, but I don’t think they will be making more movies anytime soon. That is not true of Frost and Pegg, thankfully, due to their new production company Stolen Picture.
You may remember these guys from the horror-comedy turned classic Shaun of the Dead (2004) or the other two films of their Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy: Hot Fuzz (2007) and The Worlds End (2013), as well as the highly underrated Paul (2011). It seems they will be returning to their horror-comedy roots with Stolen Picture’s first movie, Slaughterhouse Rulez.
According to Deadline Hollywood, the story will center around a new kid on the block named Don Wallace, who attends a prestigious boarding school named Slaughterhouse (oh yeah, seems like a safe space). There the school hopes to breed students for greatness and power (a school full of Slytherins). It would seem the standard school hierarchy (albeit more intense) will apply including the existence of the most wanted girl in school, Clemsie, who no one dares to talk to.
When fracking on school grounds causes seismic activity, a sink hole releases a nightmare on the student and faculty. Don Wallace goes from navigating his place in Slaughterhouse to a fight for survival and while the attack throws the intense school hierarchy out of whack.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost will both act as executive producers on the film and the script was penned by director Crispian Mills and Henry Fitzherbert. They’ve even gotten Sony Pictures to back the film. Pegg and Frost hope to produce projects with Stolen Picture aimed world-wide for both television and movies.
Keep checking in for more updates on Slaughterhouse Rulez and for new projects coming out of Stolen Picture.
Can’t get enough horror-comedy? Check out the new paranormal series coming to FOX starring Adam Scott and Craig Robinson.
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