Billy Zane will starin The Mad and Tom Sizemore hassigned to Bottom Feeder, twoproductions by Peace Arch Entertainment's genre arm Archetype Films.

The Mad is scheduled to beginproduction this month in Canada and tells of a doctor and his teenage daughterwho are terrorised by zombies at a truck stop.

John Kalangis will direct from a screenplay by Kevin Hennelly, with JonathanDueck serving as producer.

Bottom Feeder began filming lastmonth in Canada and centres on a maintenance worker and his niece who encountera giant rat accidentally created by the military.

Randy Daudlin wrote the screenplay and is directing, with Erin Berry handlingproducer duties.

Berry also produced Archetype titles Warriors Of Terra starring Edward Furlong and 5ive Girls, which stars Ron Perlman.

Archetype's slate includes U.K.M.: The Ultimate Killing Machine starring Michael Madsen, Troubled Waters starring Jennifer Beals, Heartstopper starring Robert Englund, The Last Sect, which stars David Carradine, and Living Death and Dead Mary.

Peace Arch Entertainment president John Flock said the company plans todistribute at least 12 titles each year through the genre label.