Used to be we'd see plenty of giant insect movies in the home video market. The 90s were silly with them (remember TICKS? Or SKEETER?!), and the Syfy channel used to offer up plenty before they became obsessed with sharks and snakes. So it's nice to know someone out there is still working to fulfill our love of mutated bugs.
According to Screen Daily, XYZ Films is getting ready to produce STUNG with Benni Diez at the helm. Flick deals with a garrden party that comes under attack from seven-foot tall wasps! Dig the full synopsis:
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.
A European shoot is being planned for the spring. Celluloid Nightmares is handling worldwide sales and will show a proof of concept video to buyers at the American Film Market - and we just happen to have something of that sort below.