Henry Fitzherbert’s Feature Film Slaughterhouse Rulez has been announced as the first project under Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s new production company Stolen Picture.
The film is co-written by Henry Fitzherbert and Crispian Mills with Mills also directing. Pegg and Frost will exec produce, and Catalyst Global Media will produce with backing from Sony Pictures.
Slaughterhouse Rulez is set in an elite boarding school – Welcome to Slaughterhouse – where boys are 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 – and 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.
Based in the UK, Stolen Picture will look for film and television projects geared towards a global audience. The company will aim to produce a variety of scripted entertainment in line with Pegg and Frost’s unique brand.