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First Look at Neil Marshall's 'The Lair'

The man behind Dog Soldiers (easily one of the best werewolf films since the likes of An American Werewolf in London), Neil Marshall, has begun shooting his latest film The Lair. And from the sounds of it...this is going to be one to look forward to!

The film follows Royal Air Force Pilot Lt. Kate Sinclair on her final flight mission. Unfortunately her plane gets shot down in enemy territory, she survives the crash and finds refuse in an underground abandoned bunker...only to find out there is something far more sinister inhabiting said bunker. Here's the official film synopsis-

Sgt. Tom Hook (not to be confused with the frugal, Animal Crossing Tom Nook) as he is tasked with leading a unit to find Lt. Kate Sinclair after the Royal Air Force fighter pilot was shot down in Afghanistan. Pursued by insurgents Sinclair has sought shelter in an abandoned bunker where she unwittingly releases the Ravagers, a half human half alien man-made biological weapon. Hook and his team, accompanied by a handful of British SAS troops, must save Sinclair from insurgents and the Ravagers before they overrun the area and threaten the entire world.

The film began shooting in Hungary July 11th. Leading the cast are Charlotte Kirk (The Reckoning), Jonathan Howard (Godzilla: King of the Monsters) and Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica), who will star alongside the likes of Leon Ockenden (Mr Selfridge), Mark Strepan (New Blood), Hadi Khanjanpour (The Operative), Harry Taurasi (The Borgias) and newcomers Kibong Tanji and Troy Alexander.

Daniel-Konrad Cooper of Rather Good Films Ltd. Is producing, and executive producers include Marshall, Kirk, Joe Simpson, Phil Rymer, Simon Williams and Samantha Allwinton.

Ingenious Media and Ashland Hill Media Finance are funding the feature, and co-producers Jonathan Halperyn and Daniel Kresmery of Hero Squared provide production services in Hungary. Speaking to ScreenDaily, Marshall said "it's great to be back".

“It’s great to be back in the thick of the action with such a stellar cast and crew, and I’m thrilled to be shooting in Budapest again. This movie really captures the mood and intensity of my early work, not to mention the blood and guts. I think horror and action fans are going to get a real kick out of The Lair. “

The release date is not yet known, but we will keep you up to date with any new information we learn.


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