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Director Paul Hyett Dives into Rabid Dog Flick The Pool

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Director Paul Hyett Dives into Rabid Dog Flick The PoolAround this time last year we learned that Cujo has found itself on the remake chopping block, though we’ve heard little about the project since then. If you’re hungry for some violent dog-on-human action, and don’t want to wait, then have no fear, because Cujo isn’t the only rabid canine in town!

Screen Daily reports that UK sales outfit The Salt Company has boarded international rights to horror flick The Pool, with Paul Hyett (The Seasoning House) attached to direct. Johannes Roberts and Ernest Riera wrote the script, with revisions by Hyett, Conal Palmer and Steven Lally.

Set to be produced by Tim Dennison of Tall Man Films, The Pool follows a pool party at a luxury cliff top location that becomes a desperate fight for survival when the beloved family dog turns rabid.

In addition to directing, Hyett is also handling the makeup effects. He has previously worked in the makeup department on films like The Descent, Eden Lake and The Woman in Black.

The Pool is due to start shoot in autumn 2014 in Puerto Rico.

Executive producers are Peter La Terriere of Platform 9 Pictures, Robert Bevan, Samantha Horley, Cyril Mégret and James Norrie of The Salt Company and Paul Blacknell.

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