Flesh-eating squirrels? Ok, stick with it...'Squirrels' is the new project acquired from Bazelevs, the company that talented Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov ('Night Watch', Wanted') is behind. Red Sea Media bought up the international rights tot he project and are currently shopping around for a director and an A-list cast. The flick will come from a script penned by co-writers Daniel Antoniazzi and Ben Shiffrin and is based on an original idea by Bekmambetov himself. Along with the announcement comes a cool piece of early teaser art featuring a hungry little fella and humourous strapline which you can check out below. Interesting that there's no mention whatsoever of Bekmambetov's most recent effort 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' on the poster. Something which perhaps doesn't hold as much cache as his past projects. Check it out.
"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 momís 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."
'Squirrels' Teaser One-Sheet