You might know British actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost better as the co-stars of Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End. Otherwise known as the “Cornetto Trilogy,” the trio of self-professed movie geeks have played an integral role in how a lot of comedic movies are made today, and fans of theirs will be happy to know that Pegg and Frost have teamed up to form their own production company, Stolen Picture. Additionally, the two are set to produce and distribute a new film called Slaughterhouse Rulez, marking a return to their horror-comedy origins.
According to an article from Deadline:
Slaughterhouse Rulez 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.
The film, which was written by Crispian Mills and Henry Fitzherbert, and directed by Mills, is the first project under the new production company. There’s no release date confirmed yet, but we’ll keep you up to date on any developments.