Elijah Wood says Cooties is coming early next year with new ending

COOTIES, the horror-comedy about a group of adolescents who become rabid and attempt to eat all of their teachers, had a successful showing at Sundance earlier in the year, leading to a quick pick-up by Lionsgate. But when are we actually going to meet these kooky kindergartners? Star and producer Elijah Wood has confirmed that while it won't be this year, it's almost certainly hitting in the first quarter of 2015, with a finale different from the one people at Sundance experienced (which may explain the delay).

In an interview with Twitch, Wood dished out the following details:

The status is hopefully January of next year. It definitely won't be this year, it'll be after the first of the year, and we're looking at January, but we're still waiting to see from Lion's Gate where they feel like it's going to sit.

That whole journey has been amazing. It took us three years to get the movie made. And then the response was so good at Sundance. Off of the pickup from Lion's Gate, which was always the home we had hoped for, we ended up getting some more money to make a new ending, which we're really excited about. We only had so much money, and the ending we made, we weren't always that happy with, so we got to make a new ending and we're psyched. I'm excited for people to see it, it's really funny.

To read our own Chris Bumbray's take on the film (which actually wasn't very positive), head over HERE.

Directed by Jonathan Miliot and Cary Murnion and written by Leigh Whannell and Ian Brennan, COOTIES goes like this:

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.

Source: Twitch



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