Yesterday brought us the news that genre fave Lance Henriksen, Peter Stormare (BAD MILO), Jessica Cook ("Mistresses") and Matt O'Leary (MOTHER'S DAY) have all joined the cast of XYZ Films' giant mutant insect horror film STUNG and today we have a very cool look at what we could expect to see from the film with a VFX test sequence.
Benni Diez is set to 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. Here's the synopsis that was floating around for the project last year:
Mrs. Perch, an elderly, wealthy lady from rural America, is throwing a fancy garden party at her remote country villa. Same procedure as every year – except this time her illegally imported plant fertilizer seeps into the ground.
Subsequently, a local species of killer wasps that usually lay their eggs into other insects mutates into 7 ft tall predators. And the celebrating upper class company provides just the right kind of prey. It’s up to Paul and Julia, the two catering staffers, to stop the creatures, fight for their lives, and incidentally getting their stumbling romance in order.
Munz developed STUNG from an idea by Adam Aresty, who won RatPack’s 2012 horror writing contest Write For Your Life.
If the VFX text sequence below is any indication, STUNG has the potential to be a lotta fun. We'll keep you updated on the film as we hear it. You can also check the film out on Facebook at its official FB page HERE.