EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit AV Pictures has picked up world rights to WWI horror script No Man’s Land.

Set in the trenches of the Western Front, No Man’s Land follows English troops who encounter an ancient race of blood-thirsty subterranean creatures.

Former Student Academy Award winner Jen Handorf [pictured] produces for Dark Matter Films with Sean Hogan directing. 

VFX expert Dan Martin will create the monsters while Ben Wheatley collaborator Martin Pavey is on board as sound designer.

Principal photography is due to get underway in the UK in March 2014 with Lee Brazier overseeing for AV Pictures. The film is out to cast now.