How can they do this to cute little squirrels—four of which I’m feeding and nurturing at this moment? Well, the venality of Hollywood knows no bounds—without a moment’s pause they’ll turn these adorable little rodents into rapacious killers.
From Bleeding Cool, we have a notice that director Timur Bekmambetov, who produced such classics as “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” has a movie in the works called “Squirrels,” with a screenplay written by Daniel Antoniazzi and Ben Shiffrin based on an idea by Bekmambetov. The movie doesn’t seem to have been actually made yet, but there’s a trailer, and I can’t see obvious clues that it’s a joke.
Here’s the officlal blurb:
When a young man’s estranged father is killed under suspicious circumstances, he returns home for the first time in years to get to the bottom of the mystery. Hoping to uncover some logical explanation, he instead finds his mom’s sleazy new boyfriend, a natural gas company buying up the town, an angry female sheriff who happens to be his ex-girlfriend, and an army of flesh-eating squirrels hellbent on destroying everything in their path due to an erosion of their food chain as a result of environmental destruction by the gas company.
Flesh-eating squirrels!!!!!! Well, see for yourself.
WARNING: the video is a tad gory, although it’s likely to disturb squirrel lovers more than the gore-averse.
And here is the trailer for the Lincoln/Vampire movie by the same director, as well as an advertisement.