Neil Marshall, the director behind such great horror movies as Dog Soldiers and The Descent will write, direct and produce The Lair. Casting for the film is currently underway and the plan is for the film to shoot this coming spring.
Here’s the synopsis from Deadline:
The pic tells the story about a Royal Air Force pilot Lt. Kate Sinclair who is on her final flight mission when her jet is shot down over one of the most dangerous rebel strongholds of Afghanistan. She finds refuge in an abandoned underground bunker where deadly man-made biological weapons – half human, half alien and hungry for human flesh – are awakened. Sinclair barely escapes but unknowingly, tracks the creatures known as Ravagers back to a US army base.
Marshall’s latest film, The Reckoning recently made it debut at several festivals and its scheduled to drop on Shudder soon (Movies In Focus is looking forward to it). This is what Neil Marshall had to say about the The Lair...
“If The Reckoning was a gothic drama in testament to the power and resilience of women, then The Lair is my true return to full blooded horror and intense genre action in the style of Dog Soldiers, The Descent and Doomsday. I’m making something scary as hell, pulse pounding and great fun. This is a crowd pleaser. An adrenaline pumping roller-coaster ride. Spectacular and loud; inspired by classic genre movies like Aliens, Predator and The Thing and their incredible use of practical creature FX. Featuring a new breed of screen terror, The Lair will be a snarling, ravenous beast of a movie. I’m going to get my hands bloody making this one!”