Petty Put Into Storage
The UK Film Council apparently has a new project they?re developing whereby writers pitch their stories to them in 25 words or less, and if said stories seem like they would translate into good movies, they?re brought to producers. Such is the case with a new film called Storage, which British shingle Redbus and Lucky Elliot have handed over to J.T. Petty to polish up.
Petty is the director of Soft for Digging, which recently finally found its way to DVD, as well as Mimic: Sentinel and was the writer of the upcoming Batman Begins video game. The last time we heard about him he was working on a new script for Lions Gate called The Burrowers, which is still in the works.
Storage deals with some people either trapped or holed up in an underground storage facility where, apparently, 'terror stalks' and the only hope for survival 'may just mean a fate worse than death'. Vague enough for ya?
Lucky Elliot?s James Gay-Rees explained their decision to bring in a Yankee to re-write the British concept: 'Petty is bringing an intelligent, subversive sensibility to the movie. We don't want to make another mindless thrasher.'
Redbus has the UK rights as of now; no word on anything Stateside for it yet. Stay tuned!
Courtesy of Dread Central