Elijah Wood: Cooties Coming in 2015, Gets a New Ending



Elijah Wood – actor and producer over at SpectreVision – offered a status report for Cooties, the horror-comedy picked up by Lionsgate at the start of the year.

There were rumblings that the film would arrive this fall, but that changed quickly and the film shifted into “release date: TBD” territory.

In speaking with Twitch, however, it sounds like we’ll be seeing Cooties soon…and with an ending festival audiences did not get when it debuted at Sundance.

The status is hopefully January of next year. It definitely won’t be this year, it’ll be after the first of the year, and we’re looking at January, but we’re still waiting to see from Lion’s Gate [sic] where they feel like it’s going to sit.That whole journey has been amazing. It took us three years to get the movie made. And then the response was so good at Sundance. Off of the pickup from Lion’s Gate, which was always the home we had hoped for, we ended up getting some more money to make a new ending, which we’re really excited about. We only had so much money, and the ending we made, we weren’t always that happy with, so we got to make a new ending and we’re psyched. I’m excited for people to see it, it’s really funny.

The film marks the feature directorial debut for directors Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion. It is written by Leigh Whannell (co-creator of Saw and Insidious) and Ian Brennan (co-creator of Glee), and stars Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer, Leigh Whannell, Jorge Garcia and Nasim Pedrad.

In Cooties, a substitute teacher at a new school experiences the worst first day imaginable when he discovers that an outbreak of a mysterious virus is transforming the students into rampaging tykes.