Canned Cannes News: Mick Garris Launches an Invasion! Vampires vs. Leprechauns Deadlocked in Battle

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Mick Garris Launches an Invasion! Vampires vs. Leprechauns Deadlocked in BattleHow’s that for an irresistible headline? In any event, Screen Daily got the initial details about three new projects coming out of Cannes so rather than write three stories, they’re all right here for ya! Dig it!

First up Little Studio Films has signed Mick Garris (Bag of Bones) to direct Invasion, which is allegedly based on true events surrounding a reporter’s investigation into a possible UFO conspiracy in Washington, DC. Casting is under way ahead of the start of production later this year. SD reports that the Los Angeles-based company will represent all rights to the sci-fi thriller at the Cannes market. “Its tone and style are reminiscent of “Mad Men” and Close Encounters of the Third Kind but with a strong, unique female lead,” Little Studio Films partner Alexia Melocchi said.

From there comes word that Causeway Pictures has unveiled two new horror projects for the Cannes market. Red Mist screenwriter Spence Wright has written the script for Deadlocked and Vampires vs. Leprechauns, which will shoot consecutively this coming autumn. Chris Baugh will direct Deadlocked, “a dark horror about a group of bankers trapped in a corporate tower as a zombie epidemic spreads around Belfast.Vampires vs. Leprechauns is “about a small Irish village which is besieged by a group of vampires attempting to open a gateway to hell” and will be directed by first-time feature filmmaker Allan Gildea. Principal photography will take place on both in Northern Ireland.

More on each soon!

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  • Vanvance1

    Vampires vs. Leprechauns: About f’n time!