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Lava Bear Looking to Work the Freakshift with Ben Wheatley

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Lava Bear Looking to Work the Freakshift with Ben WheatleyThe last time we told you about Ben Wheatley’s (Kill List, Sightseers) latest film, Freakshift, was back in May; and honestly, there really wasn’t much to say. Today we have a couple of new details for you, but be warned – it’s nothing earth-shattering.

According to Variety film shingle Lava Bear is in exclusive negotiations to acquire the monster action thriller Freakshift, which Wheatley will helm.

Co-written by Wheatley and Amy Jump, the film is set in a world where monsters rise from the ground and terrorize citizens when night falls. The Freakshift is a band of government-organized misfits and lawbreakers who hunt and kill the creatures for civic duty, sport, and money.

Rook Films’ Andrew Starke, Claire Jones, and Lava Bear will produce. Katherine Butler will executive produce via the Film4 banner, which developed and co-financed the project. Freakshift marks Film4’s third collaboration with Wheatley and Rook Films.

More as it comes.

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