Despite a positive response at Sundance earlier this year we've all been wondering just where and when we would be catching Jonathan Miliot and Cary Murnion's new horror comedy 'Cooties'. The feature was picked up by Lionsgate and we were expecting a speedy roll out. But now it seems, at least according to producer and star Elijah Wood ('Maniac', 'Grand Piano'), that the project is actually getting a new ending and will hopefully be appearing in theatres at some point in January 2015. The actor revealed the details in a recent interview with Twitch confirming that "we ended up getting some more money to make a new ending, which we're really excited about". Wood stars alongside Rainn Wilson ('The Office'), Alison Pill ('Scott Pilgrim vs. the World'), Jack McBrayer ('30 Rock') and Nasim Pedrad. Whilst Miliot and Murnion helm from script penned by Ian Brennan and 'Insidious Chapter 3' director Leigh Whannell.
Here's the extract from Elijah interview (head to the link below for the full interview):
"The status is hopefully January of next year. It definitely won't be this year, it'll be after the first of the year, and we're looking at January, but we're still waiting to see from Lion's Gate where they feel like it's going to sit.
That whole journey has been amazing. It took us three years to get the movie made. And then the response was so good at Sundance. Off of the pickup from Lion's Gate, which was always the home we had hoped for, we ended up getting some more money to make a new ending, which we're really excited about. We only had so much money, and the ending we made, we weren't always that happy with, so we got to make a new ending and we're psyched. I'm excited for people to see it, it's really funny."
"A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the pre-adolescent children into a feral swarm of mindless savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives against the monstrous pupils."