In addition to co-starring in Edgar Wright's "Three Flavours Cornetto" trilogy of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are continuing to bring genre stories to life on the big screen at their Stolen Picture production company, which has just sold a horror film pitch for a film called Svalta to Orion Pictures.
Deadline reports that Orion Pictures has picked up Svalta, a horror movie pitch from Stolen Picture about "a family on their summer vacation to a remote Swedish island [named Svalta] where they discover a serial killer is on the loose, but the locals have no interest in helping the stranded family of tourists."
In addition to producing Svalta alongside Pegg and Stolen Picture CEO Miles Ketley, Frost will also co-write the screenplay with James Serafinowicz and Nat Saunders, who are creative directors at Stolen Picture, with Dan Kagan overseeing the project for Orion Pictures. A director for the film has yet to be named.
Orion Pictures President John Hegeman described his excitement at collaborating with Frost, Pegg, and Ketley (via Deadline):
“We are unbelievably excited to be partnering with Simon, Nick and Miles on Svalta. The story is scary, awesome and crazy, and their unique voice is perfect for this movie. We can’t wait to bring this to the big screen with them.”
Ketley also shared his enthusiasm at teaming up with Orion Pictures (via Deadline):
“Orion is the perfect home for the horrifying vision that Nick has conjured up from his maverick brain. We always said that everything we do has to come from left field and find something unexpected at its center and with this partnership with John and Dan and their amazing team—Svalta is the perfect project to do that.”
There's no word yet if Frost or Pegg will star in Svalta, but the duo did appear in 2018's Slaughterhouse Rulez, another film that they executive produced through Stolen Picture. We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on Svalta as more details are revealed.