Sometimes terror comes in small packages.
Cold Storage–a thriller with heavy accents of science-fiction and horror–is lining up its cast and crew with an eye toward shooting this fall, according to a report in Deadline.
Academy Award nominee Liam Neeson (Schindler’s List) and Joe Keery (Stranger Things) will headlight the cast, with Jonny Campbell (Westworld) directing a screenplay by David Koepp (Jurassic Park), who is adapting his novel of the same name.
The film–produced by Gavin Polone (Zombieland, Panic Room)–will launch worldwide sales at next week’s Cannes Film Festival.
Cold Storage begins several decades ago when “a highly infectious, constantly mutating micro-organism–capable of extinction-level destruction–was contained in a military facility,” according to the synopsis.
Now, in the present day, the military has sealed the facility’s lowest sub-level, selling the remaining space to a self-storage company. “As temperatures rise underground, the micro-organism escapes. If left to spread, it will soon multiply around the world.”
So, everyone’s fate is in the hands of a “retired bioterror operative and two unlikely heroes employed at the facility, who are caught in a race against time to destroy the organism and save mankind.”
Koepp called the film “scary, funny, exhilarating and surprising,” and Campbell said it was “classic entertainment combining epic scale and microscopic detail. Who wouldn’t fall in love with a gut-wrenching alien parasite?”
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