Black Sheep Gets DistributionGoon
Icon Distribution has picked up the rights to Jonathan Kings debut film "Black Sheep" for U.K., Australia and New Zealand. The movie tells of a genetic experiment that goes wrong, causing New Zealand's sheep to turn nasty and its human population to begin bleating. Yea people begin bleating.. scary huh?
The movie is still in preproduction at this point so their is no way to weigh in on the fiilm except that King has said the film will "go for the jugular". Now I think it would be hard to sell a horror film based on mutated Sheep. So they are going to bill this one as a horror/comedy.
WETA Workshop are going to be behind the special FX done in the film. Looking at their body of work I would say they have a pretty good track record. Currently they have some production art up on their official website. Check those out if you want to get an idea of how they are going to manage pulling a convincing mutated sheep off.