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AFM: Elijah Wood’s ‘Cooties’ Catches International Markets for Universal

U.K., Germany, Benelux, Brazil sold

Universal Pictures International Entertainment has caught horror-comedy “Cooties,” starring Elijah Wood (pictured above), Alison Pill and Rainn Wilson, for the U.K., Germany, Benelux and Brazil.

The sales were racked up at the third day of the American Film Market through Synchronicity Entertainment.

“Cooties” is directed by Cary Munion and Jonathan Milott from a script by horror vet Leigh Whannell (writer on the first three “Saw” films and “Insidious”) and “Glee” co-creator Ian Brennan.

Producers are SpectreVision partners Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller as well as Steven Schneider and Glacier Films’ Tove Christensen and Georgy Malkov. Whannell and Brennan are also executive producers.

Synchronicity Entertainment, a division of The Solution Entertainment Group, is presenting new footage to buyers this week.

The story centers on a mysterious virus borne from chicken nuggets hitting an isolated elementary school and transforming the pre-adolescent children into a feral swarm of mindless cannibals. A substitute teacher emerges as the unlikely hero who must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives against them.

“Not since Gremlins struck a nerve have little monsters terrorized a town in a wildly entertaining take on the horror genre,” said UPIE’s Ruzanna Kegeyan.

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