Many of you may not instantly be familiar with Cooties, but we've reported on the project over the last couple of years and it deals with a zombie-like virus that only infects children. The project has been in development for a while now, but it has been announced that the movie will begin filming in Los Angeles next week. Along with that news, we also have details on the main cast, which includes Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, and Rainn Wilson.

"A cautionary tale of a school lunch program gone horribly wrong, Cooties tells the story of a young girl who eats a chicken nugget infected with a virulent disease. She begins to transform into a violent, murderous flesh-ripping juvenile who transmits the disease, which only affects the pre-pubescent. As it quickly spreads, the teachers find themselves trapped in the school, faced with a horde of rampaging adolescents, and must come up with an immediate lesson plan to save their very lives."

Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion will be directing Cooties from a screenplay by Leigh Whannell and Ian Brennan. The movie stars Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson, Jack McBrayer Jorgé Garcia, Nasim Pedrad and Leigh Whannell. Here are some details on their characters from Coming Soon:

"Wood will portray Clint Hadson, a substitute teacher who must deal with a little more than the usual classroom hijinks. Alison Pill is Lucy, an eternally optimistic 4th grade teacher and Clint’s childhood crush. Wilson portrays Wade, a former high school all-star athlete whose dashed dreams have landed him the position of PE teacher."


Source: Press Release via Coming Soon