Actor Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile, Seven Pounds) will star in new genre-raising horror film, Scurry. The film will be directed and produced by Luke Sparke as announced by Film Mode Entertainment’s Clay Epstein and Sparke’s Sparke Films on Thursday.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Luke and the Sparke Films team on yet another stellar feature film that raises the genre bar as well as the project’s commercial viability around the world,” said Epstein. “The addition of Barry Pepper and his adept talent, along with his massive global following starting with films like Saving Private Ryan and The Green Mile to more recent titles with box-office earnings exceeding the $1B mark all add immense value to Scurry.”
“As huge horror/thriller fans it is fantastic to be able to step into the genre with Scurry. This elevated horror film is sure to terrify and have the audiences on the edge of their seat when they watch,” said Carly Sparke and Carmel Imrie who are also producing the pic.
In Scurry, the city is under attack by a monstrous threat. Two strangers, a family man with everything to live for (Pepper) and a criminal with nothing to lose, find themselves trapped below ground during the chaos. Badly injured and with limited resources, they must navigate a treacherous, narrowing tunnel in hopes of finding an exit before they bleed out. Fear and desperation consume them as the threat closes in and they soon discover they have more to fear than each other.
Co-producing are Zac Garred and Alex Becconsall, with Epstein, Geoff Imrie and Luke Sparke exec producing. Further casting details remain pending.
Scurry is one of a multi-film deal between Film Mode and Sparke, who is also on deck to tackle the next chapter of his Occupation saga with Occupation: Rainfall Chapter Two.
Barry Pepper is repped by Untitled Entertainment, Kohner Agency, and Mark Wetzstein at SOWD (Sloane, Offer, Weber, Dern).
Film Mode Entertainment is handling worldwide sales rights for Scurry at the Cannes market.
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