Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the stars of the 2004 horror comedy Shaun of the Dead, have announced that they have formed their own TV and film production company Stolen Picture. Their first project, according to Deadline will be Slaughterhouse Rulez, which will see Frost and Pegg acting as executive producers with Crispian Mills directing based on a script he co-wrote with Henry Fitzherbert.
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.
No word on when production will kick off or a proposed release date. However, knowing that these two will be back to creating horror comedies is something I’m very excited for! Shaun of the Dead has become a classic of the genre and I know that their brand of humor will lend itself to some wonderful possibilities!