Neil Marshall’s latest excursion into horror is gaining steam and chugging along to the finish line.
The filmmaker behind Dog Soldiers (2002), The Descent (2005) and last year’s The Reckoning started shooting The Lair earlier this month in Hungary with a fleshed-out cast in tow, as reported by scifibulletin.com.
The horror film–written, directed and produced by Marshall–stars Jonathan Howard, Charlotte Kirk and Jamie Bamber. That trio will be joined in the cast by Leon Ockenden, Mark Strepan, Hadi Khanjanpour, Harry Taurasi, Kibong Tanji and Troy Alexander.
The Lair follows Sgt. Tom Hook, who leads a command to rescue Lt. Kate Sinclair, a Royal Air Force pilot shot down over Afghanistan. To make matters even more dicey, Sinclair takes refuge in a long-abandoned bunker and “unwittingly releases a deadly man-made biological weapon–half-human, half-alien and hungry for human flesh–the Ravagers.”
Hook and his team–accompanied by British SAS troops–“must save Sinclair from the Ravagers before they overrun the area and, potentially, the world.”
Marshall called his new film “a full-on monster movie with action and explosions and blood and guts. This movie captures the mood and intensity of my earlier work. I wanted to make a creature feature. I wanted to do some monsters.”
The director added that he was inspired by the “incredible use of practical creature special effects” of such classics as Alien and Predator when dreaming up this movie. “It’s spectacular and loud,” he said. “The Lair will be a snarling, ravenous beast of a movie. I’m going to get my hands bloody making this one.”
There has been no word at this time about a release date, so keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on The Lair.