Writer-director Neil Marshall, one of the leading figuresbehind the new wave of British horror films, is at work on another horror filmfor Pathe Pictures.

Outpost is a sci-fihorror film about a genetic experiment which goes horribly wrong. Marshall is currentlyat third draft script stage and may be ready to shoot as early as the autumn.

The writer-director also has World War Two picture Eagle'sNest, pitched as "Die Hard meets Remains Of The Day," in advanced development. Pathe is in talks toboard the project.

Casting for the two films is yet to be confirmed butMarshall says that Sean Pertwee and Kevin McKidd (who appeared in his 2002feature Dog Soldiers) are likely toappear in one or possibly both of the new films. "I've always hadthis ideal of putting together a company in the same way John Ford did, usingcharacter actors again and again," he told ScreenDaily.com.

In Cannes last month, Marshall's latest feature TheDescent (fully financed by Celador) wassold throughout the world by Pathe Pictures International. The completed filmis slated to screen to buyers for the first time at the second London UK FilmFocus later this month. It will be released in the UK by Pathe on July 8th.

Meanwhile, a sequel to Marshall's Dog Soldiers entitled Dog Soldiers: Fresh Meat is to shoot in Hungary in September. It is being soldby Seven Arts and produced by Kismet Entertainment Group. Marshall will have nodirect involvement. Rob Green (The Bunker) is the director.