‘War Monkeys’ About to Launch into Action
Dark Horse Films is negotiating with Sammo Hung (Kung Fu Hustle) to star in, and Kevin Munroe (TMNT) to direct War Monkeys, described as a horror comedy. The script is from Cleve Nettles (All Over Again) and will be produced by Chris Patton (Destination Mars), who came up with the concept, and Robert Sanchez.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film “follows two janitors who, during a Christmas holiday, get trapped in an underground research facility after accidentally unleashing military-trained Rhesus monkeys. Hung is one of the janitors who battle the rabid simians.”
"Monkeys, guns, explosions. As a genre freak, I couldn’t ask for anything more," Munroe told the trade.
The independent film company hopes to begin production early next year and use live, animatronic, and CGI-generated monkeys. They recently earned their first Emmy for the John Landis-directed documentary Mr. Warmth and are about to release My Name Is Bruce, starring and directed by Bruce Campbell.