Longtime collaborators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have reunited for a new horror film called Svalta.
According to Deadline, "The story follows a family on their summer vacation to a remote Swedish island where they discover a serial killer is on the loose, but the locals have no interest in helping the stranded family of tourists." The film is titled after the island on which the story is set.
Frost wrote the screenplay with Stolen Picture creative directors James Serafinowicz and Nat Saunders. He will also produce for Orion alongside Pegg and Miles Ketley.
Pegg and Frost have appeared in several projects together, including Spaced and Paul. They also starred in Edgar Wright's Cornetto trilogy of films: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End. The two often collaborate in front of and behind the camera.
“We are unbelievably excited to be partnering with Simon, Nick and Miles on Svalta,” Orion Pictures President John Hegeman said in a statement. “The story is scary, awesome and crazy, and their unique voice is perfect for this movie. We can’t wait to bring this to the big screen with them.”
“Orion is the perfect home for the horrifying vision that Nick has conjured up from his maverick brain,” Ketley added. “We always said that everything we do has to come from left field and find something unexpected at its center and with this partnership with John and Dan and their amazing team -- Svalta is the perfect project to do that.”
Svalta does not yet have a release date.