Ant-Man and the Wasp screenwriters Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari have been hired to the script the horror movie Gnomes
Earlier this month, Sony Pictures and 21 Laps – the production company behind the hit Netflix series Stranger Things – came out the winners in a competitive bidding situation over the feature film rights to the horror short film Gnomes, which was directed by Ruwan Suresh Heggelman from a script he crafted with Jasper ten Hoor and Richard Raaphorst. Heggelman will be directing the feature, but Deadline reports that Sony and 21 Laps have hired an established Hollywood screenwriting duo to write the script this time around. Those writers are Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari, whose previous credits include Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp and the Hulu thriller No Exit. Barrer also wrote the 2013 horror film Haunt, on which Ferrari served as an executive producer.
In addition to co-writing the script for the short version of Gnomes, Raaphorst also produced the film. He’s on board to produce the feature version alongside 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, and Dan Levine. Emily Feher is overseeing the project for 21 Laps.
The short version of Gnomes, which had a running time of just 5 minutes, told the story of a girl who stumbled into the territory of a killer gnome tribe while out on her daily run, finding herself in grave danger after being lured in by its mysterious glowing mushrooms. Filmed in the Netherlands, it starred Moïse Trustfull as “Female Victim” and Duncan Meijering as “Male Victim”. The short had its North American premiere at Fantastic Fest 2020, and was also in the official selection of the 2022 Frontières Platform at the Marché du Film at Cannes.
Story details on the feature expansion have not been revealed, but we can probably expect to see a good amount of killer gnome action. And a movie about a tribe of killer gnomes sounds like a good time to me.
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The trailer for the short version can be seen at THIS LINK, and the poster for it can be seen right here:
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