Casting News – Fresh Meat for the Return of the Killer Shrews

More casting news coming in for the long awaited sequel to The Killer Shrews! We don’t know who exactly was waiting, but in any event read on!

Sean FlynnFormer teen idol Sean Flynn (pictured right with his eyebrows), fresh from his long-running role as Chase on Nickelodeon’s “Zoey 101”, has accepted his first adult role in The Return of the Killer Shrews.

Directed by Steve Latshaw, Return of the Killer Shrews also stars John Schneider (of course), Jennifer Lyons, and in a neat turn of events, James Best, star of the 1959 original film.

The flick’s in production now. Look for more soon. Dig on the first bit of artwork and the extended plot crunch below.

A TV reality show hires CAPTAIN THORNE SHERMAN (James Best) and his boat to cargo supplies to the deserted offshore island they’re using as a filming location. Thorne would have normally refused the job because he’s been to that island before and still sees it in his nightmares. Unfortunately, he needs the money, and he’s not getting much business these days. Together with his first mate, ROOK (Rick Hurst), they sail — to a place Thorne Sherman never wanted to see again as long as he lived: the island of the KILLER SHREWS.

As the TV crew and two-fisted animal expert JOHNNY RENO (John Schneider) shoot their reality show, some of the cast and crew go missing, attacked and eaten in a bloody feeding frenzy by strange creatures. But tough as nails producer STELLA, sleazy director WILLARD and manipulative writer LENORA couldn’t care less about the human cost. They are ruthlessly focused on getting their show in the can, regardless of the body count. Only cute young camera operator MICKEY (Jennifer Lyons) and her on-again off-again boyfriend SAM grow concerned about their vanished friends. And Captain Thorne grows uneasy. Only he knows that the island holds hidden danger. Only he knows why people are dying. Once again, the place is crawling with giant Killer Shrews, the result of a 50-year-old experiment gone terribly wrong. And time is running out to get off the island before they all turn into bloody Shrew bait.

Casting News - Fresh Meat for the Return of the Killer Shrews

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  • Gus Bjork

    Count me in. I just smiled reading the article.

    • Vanvance1

      Nah, they couldn’t possibly top the unbridled brilliance of the original.

      I honestly don’t see how they could do justice to this franchise for less than 150 million.

      Also, the film should star Jesus and Santa Claus with a cameo role for Lassie.