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Timur Bekmambetov to Unleash Flesh-Eating Squirrels at Cannes; First Word and Sales Art!

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Timur Bekmambetov to Unleash Flesh-Eating Squirrels at Cannes; First Word and Sales Art!Sometimes a project will come across our desk that has us grinning from ear-to-ear. This is one of those times. Read on for the first details and art for the best project announcement of the day!

From the Press Release
Red Sea Media is in the process of assembling a strong slate for the upcoming Marché du Film, including SQUIRRELS, a new horror-thriller that the company has just acquired international sales rights for from Bazelevs, Timur Bekmambetov’s production company. Bekmambetov is best known as director of the hit international films NIGHT WATCH, WANTED and ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER. The film was written by Daniel Antoniazzi and Ben Shiffrin, based on an idea by Bekmambetov. Lisa Ellzey and Michele Wolkoff are executive producers. The production is currently setting a director, with an A-list cast expected to sign shortly. The Red Sea sales office at the Marché du Film will be located at the Lerins venue, booth #R19. Additional sales titles from the company will be announced in the coming days.

When a young man’s estranged father is killed under suspicious circumstances, he returns home for the first time in years to get to the bottom of the mystery. Hoping to uncover some logical explanation, he instead finds his mom’s sleazy new boyfriend, a natural gas company buying up the town, an angry female sheriff who happens to be his ex-girlfriend, and an army of flesh-eating squirrels hellbent on destroying everything in their path due to an erosion of their food chain as a result of environmental destruction by the gas company.

“I am very appreciative of the opportunity to sell a Timur Bekmambetov produced film this year. Timur is a tremendous creative talent, and it’s going to be a lot of fun for everyone involved, especially for the buyers, to be a part of this exciting project,” said Red Sea Media CEO Roman Kopelevich.

“Squirrels, like people, can seem very cute—until they get hungry!” said Bekmambetov.

Squirrels

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  • theGoldenSimatar

    I smell a triple feature with Food of the Gods and Night of the Lepus

  • The Woman In Black

    This sounds amazing. Best announcement of the week by far!

    • Rottenjesus

      I totally agree. That poster is so awesome!