EXCLUSIVE: Rat Pack Filmproduction and XYZ Films have signed Matt O´Leary, Jessica Cook, Peter Stormare and Lance Henriksen to the horror comedy.
XYZ serves as executive producer and handles world sales on the film, set to commence production on Oct 22 in Berlin.
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The Los Angeles-based company has licensed UK, Canadian, German, French and Scandinavian rights to eOne.
Benni Diez will direct and Christian Becker and Benjamin Munz of Munich and Berlin-based Rat Pack Filmproduction produce the story of a two catering staff at a fancy garden party who battle a mutated species of wasp.
Munz developed Stung with Adam Aresty, who wrote the script and won RatPack’s 2012 horror writing contest Write For Your Life.
“Stung, to me, is bringing the creature feature cult film feeling from the 80s into the present and a modern-day fun horror movie,” said Diez.
Diez brings an extensive background in effects and recently served as visual effects supervisor on Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia.