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Elijah Wood Catches 'Cooties' from 'Insidious' Writer


Synchronicity Entertainment debuts three new genre feature films including Cooties, from the co-creator of the Saw franchise and Insidious writer Leigh Whannell and Paranormal Activity franchise producer Steven Schneider, the recently completed Smiley directed by  Michael Gallagher, and Due Process starring John Cusack.

Elijah Wood, who is also behind the Maniac reboot, will both star in and produce Cooties. The film is co-written by Whannell, who also wrote the Saw films, and Ian Brennan who behind the teen musical phenomena, Glee.

In Cooties, a mysterious virus turns elementary school kids into "a feral swarm of mindless savages."

"My friend Ian Brennan and I wanted to write a film about one of life’s most universal experiences – hatred for precocious, adorable children. And so we started work on Cooties, a film about a virus that turns school children into monsters and therefore makes it okay to beat them up with hockey sticks,” Whannell said.

I think we can all relate to that. Cooties will begin production in April 2013.