Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have launched their very own film and television production banner, Stolen Picture, as reported by Deadline. The British duo will kick off their company, which will be based in the UK, with a comedy-horror film titled “Slaughterhouse Rulez,” to be helmed by “A Fantastic Fear of Everything” director Crispian Mills.
“Slaughterhouse Rulez” is set at an elite boarding school where students are trained to become powerful and nothing short of great. When a fracking site on the school’s woodland grounds causes seismic tremors and reveals a mysterious sinkhole, a new pecking order will be established as students, teachers and the school matron become locked in a scary battle for survival. Mills co-wrote the script with newcomer Henry Fitzherbert.
Sony Pictures is backing the film. Catalyst Global Media’s Charlotte Walls will produce. Pegg and Frost will serve as executive producers, along with Sony’s Josephine Rose.
In March, Frost announced that he and his Cornetto Trilogy co-star were working on a mystery project. “We’re trying to do something a bit special,” he said. “It’s a work in progress, and we may have some more information on it later in the year.”
Pegg and Frost met in the ’90s and became great friends. Pegg co-wrote a role for Frost in his popular sitcom “Spaced.” The duo then worked on three films together with director Edgar Wright: “Shaun of the Dead” (2004), “Hot Fuzz” (2007), and “The World’s End” (2013), known as the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy. They also co-wrote and starred in the alien comedy “Paul,” released in 2011.