Christopher Marquette has signed for the lead in writer/director Kyle Rankin’s Infestation, a comedic horror movie from Icon Productions, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Described as 28 Days Later meets Shaun of the Dead, Infestation follows a slacker (Marquette) who awakes to find himself weak, wrapped in webbing and cocooned to the wall of his office. After realizing that the world has been taken over by giant alien insects, he wakes a ragtag group of strangers and together they fight for survival.
Heavy Duty Entertainment partners Rhoades Rader (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story) and Jeff Balis (“Shaker Heights”) are producing with T.J. Sakasegawa (Lake Placid 2) alongside Bruce Davey of Icon Prods.
Icon also is handling worldwide distribution rights and is self-distributing in the U.K. and Australia/New Zealand.
Production begins May 28 in Sofia, Bulgaria.