Australian Director, Kiah Roache-Turner is all finished up with the first two parts of the Mad Max meets zombies films, Wyrmwood: Apocolypse and Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead and its already time to start up his next horror outing. This time around Turner will focus on creepy, crawly spiders in Sting.
Sting is going to be focused on one giant spider and a family that is unable to escape its arachnid terrors. Deadline reports that Turner’s Sting will go something like this:
Charlotte, a rebellious 12-year-old girl obsessed with comic books who discovers a strange little spider after it falls from the sky encased in an egg. Despite her stepfather’s best efforts to connect with her and with a new sibling in the picture, Charlotte feels isolated and bonds with spider. She keeps it as a pet and names it Sting. But as the spider begins to grow in size, it’s appetite for blood becomes insatiable as neighbors’ pets start to go missing. When her family and members of the building she lives in become trapped and hunted by the hungry spider, Charlotte is the only one who knows how to stop it.
Nothing wrong with a good spider film. The 1990 Frank Marshall film, Arachnophobia was event horror in the theater. It was filled with a magnitude of jump scares and general creepouts. Sting appears to be going with more of a giant spider approach to the whole thing. Of course, we love atomic horror and can totally get behind this.
Turner intends to shop this one around the Cannes Film Market in hopes of getting it going further. Perhaps best of all, Weta Workshop is going to be designing the spider for the film. Its always a good sign when Peter Jackson’s company jumps behind the effects on these sorts of films.
The Wyrmwood films both changed the way zombie films worked by introducing telekinetic powers and all sorts of other interesting mechanics. So, we are looking forward to seeing what new genre bending stuff they bring to the arachnid films.