Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz buddies Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have taken their working relationship to the next level by forming their own Film and TV Production banner, Stolen Picture, which will take on Slaughterhouse Rulez as their first production.
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Four years ago the comedy-horror duo, sold their stake in Big Talk Productions when ITV purchased the banner but still remain involved, their new venture will seek to find fresh and original scripts to work on that suits their own unique style.
So what is Slaughterhouse Rulez? Well, it 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.
Singer, Songwriter and Film director Crispian Mills, who has previously worked with Pegg on a Fantastic Fear of Everything which he wrote, produced and directed, takes the helm on Slaughter Rulez which will see Pegg and Frost act as executive producers. The script has been co-written by Mills and Henry Fitzherbert.