James Gunn Announces Mystery Horror Project
Years before he started to make movies for Marvel, James Gunn was involved with another cinematic giant: Troma Entertainment, where he started off with writing (or maybe I should say rewriting) Tromeo and Juliet. According to Gunn it was “a fucking mess—basically just Romeo and Juliet transcribed with dirty words thrown in.”
Working alongside Troma mastermind Lloyd Kaufman, the Guardians of the Galaxy director learned about directing, how to write screenplays, about distribution, and filmmaking in general. The duo would go on to write the book All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger together.
After some years of contributing to Troma and one Scooby-Doo script later, Gunn wrote the screenplay for the awesome Dawn of the Dead remake, directed by Zack Snyder, and in 2006 he made his directorial debut with the fantastic Slither. And earlier this year, The Belko Experiment premiered in theaters. The movie, penned by Gunn and directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek), was written prior to him shooting his 2010 film, Super.
As you can see, the man is NO stranger to the horror genre.
“So what´s his next horror project?” you ask.
Well, as of now the project is untitled, but there is one in the works, with Gunn, together with The H Collective. Gunn is onboard as a producer and with James´ brother Brian and their cousin Mark slated to write the screenplay.
The film will be directed by Gunn´s good friend and longtime collaborator David Yarovesky who in 2015 gave us the trippy horror flick, The Hive, in which we got to see another, not yet mentioned, Gunn: Sean.
If everything will go as expected, the film will go into production in the spring of 2018.
With what feels like the whole Gunn clan involved in this, we are pretty damned stoked to see where this leads!