GUNN SLITHERS INTO NEW PROJECT
Following the success of the DAWN OF THE DEAD remake, screenwriter James Gunn (who also penned TROMEO & JULIET) has his hands full. ?I?m currently working on a script called SLITHER, about an alien plague that takes over a small town,? he tells Fango. ?It?s a movie in the style of the over-the-top horror films of the ?80s and early ?90s that I love, like BASKET CASE, RE-ANIMATOR, DEAD ALIVE, THE FLY, EVIL DEAD II and so on. It?s nothing like any other movie being made today.? Gunn says that the project is close to being a go, but can?t confirm anything yet. ?It looks as if we have financing and distribution, but we?ll know for sure in the next couple of weeks. We?re right in the middle of some key decisions, and we haven?t even started to think about casting yet.?
Gunn is also attached to direct the film, as well as another new script: ?I?m also working on a movie called SUPER, a dark superhero tale about a guy with no powers who puts on a costume and goes out to avenge himself after his wife leaves him for a drug dealer. I am presently set up to direct both movies, but I obviously won?t be able to do both of them at the same time.? If you can?t get enough of Gunn, check out the jam-packed DAWN DVD, coming from Universal Home Video October 26.
Courtesy of Fangoria