A new killer croc flick that is being billed as "HOT FUZZ meets JAWS" is inching closer to the surface as Screen Daily is reporting that the Michael Anderson-helmed THE HATCHING has wrapped production.
Based on a screenplay by Nick Squires and starring Greg Davies ("Inbetweeners"), Thomas Turgoose, Sylvia Syms and "Primeval's" Andrew Lee Potts, THE HATCHING follows the gory and comedic happenings as two hungry crocodiles pursue the locals of an idyllic English village. Stealth Media teamed with Sabre Films in association with Creativity Capital to bring the carnage-filled croc terror to the screen.
There isn't any word yet as to when the film will see a release, but we do have this synopsis:
Tim Webber, a teenager at boarding school and his friends Baggy and Nick take a dare to sneak out of the dormitory one night and steal crocodile eggs from a nearby zoo, but the prank ends in tragedy with Nick being killed and Tim taking all responsibility. Fifteen years later, after the death of his father, Tim returns home to Somerset to run the family stone masonry, but there is a sinister undercurrent to the idyllic village setting that seems to harbour a dark secret. People have been disappearing, and it all seems to be centred around the old quarry. Tim meets up again with his old friend Baggy and to their horror clues mount. It appears that the time has come for both Baggy and Tim to pay for their actions of years ago. Those crocodile eggs that came home with Tim hatched!
We'll keep you posted on news regarding THE HATCHING's release as we hear it.