May 12th, 2022
STUDIOCANAL announce COLD STORAGE. From ZOMBIELAND producer Gavin Polone and written by David Koepp – the acclaimed screenwriter of some of the biggest box-office hits of all time including JURASSIC PARK, SPIDER-MAN and MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – comes a darkly funny, crowd-pleasing sci-fi-action film, featuring a deadly micro-organism that will stop at nothing to spread.
Liam Neeson (TAKEN, NON-STOP, BATMAN BEGINS, STAR WARS: EPISODE I – THE PHANTOM MENACE) is attached to star alongside Joe Keery (STRANGER THINGS, FREE GUY).
Directed by Jonny Campbell (DRACULA, WESTWORLD, DOCTOR WHO) and produced by Gavin Polone (ZOMBIELAND, ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP, PANIC ROOM), principal photography will commence on COLD STORAGE Fall 2022.
Chief Creative Officer USA STUDIOCANAL USA Shana Eddy Grouf, EVP Global Production Ron Halpern and VP International Production & Development Aaron Ensweiler are overseeing for STUDIOCANAL.
STUDIOCANAL is fully financing and will launch worldwide sales at Cannes.
Several decades ago, a highly infectious, constantly mutating micro-organism – capable of extinction-level destruction – was contained in a military facility. In the present day, the military has sealed the facility’s lowest sublevel selling the remaining space to a self-storage company. As temperatures rise underground, the micro-organism finds a way to escape – and if left to spread, it will soon uncontrollably multiply around the world. The fate of humanity now rests on a retired bioterror operative and two unlikely heroes employed in the facility – who are caught in a race against time to destroy the organism and save mankind.
David Koepp comments “COLD STORAGE has everything I’d want to see in a movie — it’s scary, funny, exhilarating, surprising, and riotously entertaining. Gavin, Jonny and I have huge ambitions for this, and are so excited to get cracking with our partners at STUDIOCANAL. Can’t wait to launch sales at Cannes!”
Jonny Campbell expands “COLD STORAGE is classic entertainment combining epic scale and microscopic detail. I was instantly hijacked by David’s mischievously witty tone and his unique blend of comic absurdity and visionary reality. Who wouldn’t fall in love with a gut-wrenching alien parasite?”
David Koepp is represented by CAA. Attorney David Fox at Myman.
Jonny Campbell is represented by CAA and Josh Varney at 42. Attorney Nelson David LLP.
Gavin Polone is represented by Leigh Brecheen and Richard Thompson of BRECHEEN, FELDMAN, BREIMER, SILVER & THOMPSON.
Liam Neeson is represented by Chris Andrews at CAA and Teal Cannaday at Bespoke Publicity.
Joe Keery is represented by 3 Arts Entertainment, The Gersh Agency, Viewpoint and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher.