Benni Diez's STUNG premiered this past weekend in the Midnight section of the Tribeca Film Festival, and now THR has learned the creature feature has been picked up by IFC Midnight.
We've been eager to check this one out ever since first laying eyes on that groovy proof of concept VFX trailer a while back. Since then, everything we've shared from STUNG, from stills to posters to behind the scenes peeks have given off a glorious B-movie vibe that looks fun as hell. We most recently shared the trailer for STUNG and we're definitely sold on wanting to peep this one ASAP. With IFC Midnight scooping it up maybe we'll be seeing it sooner rather than later.
STUNG stars Matt O'Leary, Lance Henriksen, Clifton Collins, Jr. and Jessica Cook. Here's what we can expect from the flick:
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.
STUNG is directed by Benni Diez from a screenplay by Adam Aresty.