Squirrels

Discussion in 'Misc. Films' started by :eek:, May 11, 2013.

  1. :eek: Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    6,617
    Likes Received:
    745
    Timur Bekmambetov Plans Squirrels

    Red Sea Media has announced plans for Squirrels, a new horror-thriller that the company has just acquired international sales rights for from Bazelevs, Timur Bekmambetov�s production company. Bekmambetov is best known as director of the hit international films Night Watch, Wanted and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

    When a young man�s estranged father is killed under suspicious circumstances, he returns home for the first time in years to get to the bottom of the mystery. Hoping to uncover some logical explanation, he instead finds his mom�s sleazy new boyfriend, a natural gas company buying up the town, an angry female sheriff who happens to be his ex-girlfriend, and an army of flesh-eating squirrels hellbent on destroying everything in their path due to an erosion of their food chain as a result of environmental destruction by the gas company.

    �Squirrels, like people, can seem very cute�until they get hungry!� said Bekmambetov.

    �I am very appreciative of the opportunity to sell a Timur Bekmambetov produced film this year. Timur is a tremendous creative talent, and it�s going to be a lot of fun for everyone involved, especially for the buyers, to be a part of this exciting project,� said Red Sea Media CEO Roman Kopelevich.

    The film was written by Daniel Antoniazzi & Ben Shiffrin, based on an idea by Bekmambetov. Lisa Ellzey and Michele Wolkoff are executive producers. The production is currently setting a director, with an A-list cast expected to sign shortly.
     
  2. DarkSovereignty Ooga Chakka

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2006
    Messages:
    14,976
    Likes Received:
    28
    The jaws of our generation.
     
  3. Airwings Waves of air

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Messages:
    7,396
    Likes Received:
    350
    Please have established actors in the roles, and make this really fun without giving up the quality.
     
  4. bullets bang bang

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2005
    Messages:
    28,466
    Likes Received:
    0
    I really liked Night Watch. It's kind of sad to see it come to this.
     
  5. nite-owl Registered

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2005
    Messages:
    11,966
    Likes Received:
    11
    I hope the Squirrel attacks are in slow motion.
     
  6. :eek: Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    6,617
    Likes Received:
    745
  7. Piper Maru Guest

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2012
    Messages:
    7,453
    Likes Received:
    3
    I don't know, this can a pretty scary. I mean squirrels have those large teeth and bushy tails and they like to munch on nuts.
     
  8. Teelie Jokerface

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2011
    Messages:
    20,782
    Likes Received:
    4,764
    The latter part of that sentence is too easy.

    They're about as scary as rats when it comes to their dangerousness. They can bite but they aren't piranha either. And other than exaggerated beyond reality claims, they don't eat meat.
     
  9. Spider-Fan83 with great power...

    Joined:
    May 5, 2006
    Messages:
    7,477
    Likes Received:
    290
    I think it could work, the idea of the "monster" of the movie (if you will) being something most people see on a daily based, instead of some rear/or fictional creature that you'd never see in real life, does add a certain creepy factor
     
  10. MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    Messages:
    23,661
    Likes Received:
    2,030
    There has to be a scene where a squirrel runs up someone's pants leg.

    Every man's worst nightmare.
     
  11. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2004
    Messages:
    34,632
    Likes Received:
    1,778

    Except when it is for the purposes of gambling.
     
  12. Airwings Waves of air

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Messages:
    7,396
    Likes Received:
    350
    The squirrel attacking a girl? Will we get slaughtering of children?
     
  13. Dr. Evil Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2002
    Messages:
    53,637
    Likes Received:
    1,950
    Damn, I thought it was a sequel to Up:

    [YT]SSUXXzN26zg[/YT]
     
  14. MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    Messages:
    23,661
    Likes Received:
    2,030
    They should do Squirrelnado with Mark Walberg as the hero.

    This stuff writes itself.
     
  15. dark_b Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2005
    Messages:
    47,047
    Likes Received:
    302
    rats are no way as fast as squirrels. plus they can move super fast on trees.:woot:
     
  16. MOVIELORD101 Utter Smeghead

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    3,131
    Likes Received:
    462
    If this was gonna be a horror-comedy in the vein of something like Black Sheep or Slither (especially given the plot synopsis in the OP), I'd think this would be both UTTERLY BRILLIANT and hilarious! But as a "serious thriller" horror movie a la The Birds or even Jaws? It's just not gonna work. Squirrels aren't that scary, in real life (now if this were a movie about Canadian geese out for blood, THEN I'd buy that as being scary). This sounds like the kinda movie James Gunn would be making next after Guardians of the Galaxy, really. AND IT SHOULD BE, DAMNIT!
     
  17. dark_b Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2005
    Messages:
    47,047
    Likes Received:
    302
    its true that squirrels are not that scary. but maybe the movie will use this in the first act. when people are shocked that they are attacked.i think way to many people are thinking about realism with this movie. 70% what happens in Jaw is not realistic. its pure fantasy.

    a dark horror comedy would maybe work best in those times. when people think that every superhero movie is set in a realistic world. '' if Tony Stark would build an iron man suit like this and if he would fall down through the roof on the car he could survive without any broken bones''.

    :)
     
  18. MOVIELORD101 Utter Smeghead

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    3,131
    Likes Received:
    462
    Jaws worked was because, especially during the big climax, the people getting attacked are in a position where they're mostly helpless and taken by surprise. Not to mention, being stuck in the middle of the ocean with a gigantic shark is even MORE scary because it's an isolated situation and there's no one else for miles. Being attacked by killer squirrels in a park or a suburban town, on the other hand, not as much. They're not THAT hard to kill, especially if the police get involved (let alone the National Guard or military). Sure, they'd probably attack in massive groups, but that's nothing a grenade or machine guns couldn't handle. Plus, sharks are carnivorous in real life, while squirrels, as stated previously, aren't. It's like trying to make a movie about killer pigeons, for ****'s sake!
     
  19. dark_b Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2005
    Messages:
    47,047
    Likes Received:
    302
    i am not trying to defend a horror squirrels movie.its a funny idea. but not hard to kill? in the middle of the forest its impossible to kill 100 squirrels running from tree to tree.
     
  20. MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    Messages:
    23,661
    Likes Received:
    2,030
    The evil squirrels should overrun the town then a genius bio-engineers a flying squirrel with laser beam eyes to fight back.

    Kind of like Gizmo in Gremlins 2.
     
  21. Teelie Jokerface

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2011
    Messages:
    20,782
    Likes Received:
    4,764
    Comedy horror, yes. Serious horror, no. Squirrels might be fast and they can sure as hell bite with those incsiors but they aren't hard to kill unless you go about it in the most inefficient way possible.

    If they come at you, a good swing with a bat, stick or even a hard kick would probably kill them. They're not exactly the most sturdy and densely built animals. If they swarm you you're probably in trouble but I'm also thinking since this is a horror movie they'll end up at least crittering one person.

    [​IMG]
    For reference.
     
  22. :eek: Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    6,617
    Likes Received:
    745
  23. MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    Messages:
    23,661
    Likes Received:
    2,030
  24. Teelie Jokerface

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2011
    Messages:
    20,782
    Likes Received:
    4,764
    Seems like they know not to take this movie too seriously judging by that poster.
     
  25. Dave McFly "aaaak!"

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2001
    Messages:
    9,999
    Likes Received:
    1,081
    LOVE the tag line of 'hold on to your nuts'
    :awesome:
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "afb8e5d7348ab9e99f73cba908f10802"