The Scurry | Killer squirrel comedy in the works

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The Scurry, a British comedy film about killer squirrels, is in the works, here are the details of the new film.

There have been horror films about a variety of unusual killers over the years, from vengeful car Christine to a killer tyre in Rubber.

Squirrels are the next unlikely killers to get the spotlight, courtesy of the comedy horror The Scurry. The synopsis reads as follows:

Two pest controllers are called to an eco-café in a country park to investigate what begins as a routine vermin problem – but as nightfall approaches an avalanche of deranged squirrels descend, wreaking revenge and mayhem on the staff and visitors in the park.

With many fatalities the survivors take shelter in the café as a freak storm takes out the power and communications leaving them isolated and under attack. An eclectic mix of survivors include pest controllers, a sulky teenager, hypocritical vegans, and a drug dealer – there is only an outside chance of survival …

Craig Roberts, who found fame as an actor in Richard Ayoade’ Submarine in 2010 before going behind the camera to make acclaimed films like Eternal Beauty and the wonderful Phantom Of The Open, will direct from a screenplay by Tim Telling. It is Telling’s first feature film script, he previously acted as lead writer on satirical show The Mash Report and its follow up Late Night Mash, as well as contributing to comedy shows like Have I Got News For YouNewzoids and 10 O’Clock Live.

The cast includes Rhys Ifans, Olivia Cooke, Paapa Essiedu, Mia McKenna-Bruce and Antonia Thomas, who co-stars with Roberts in Apple TV+ sitcom Still Up.

The Scurry has a budget “north of £10 million” and is making use of the recently announced Independent Film Tax Credit. It will shoot on location and at Dragon Studios in South Wales.

British Comedy Guide

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