COOTIES, a horror-comedy from producer-star Elijah Wood and writers Leigh Whannell and Glee co-creator Ian Brennan, is moving forward and bringing aboard some cool co-stars.
The flick, about rabid little kids who terrorize their teachers, will feature the talents of Rainn Wilson ("The Office"), Alison Pill ("The Newsroom"), Jack MacBrayer ("30 Rock"), Jorge Garcia ("Lost") and Nasim Pedrad ("SNL"). It's essentially the cast of a sitcom! (Whannell himself will also star.)
COOTIES begins when a mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the pre-adolescent children into a feral swarm of mindless savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives against the monstrous pupils.
COOTIES is being directed by Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion and produced by Steven Schneider (PARANORMAL ACTIVITY). No release date has been announced.