War Monkeys


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Following the mothballing of a secret US Government Experiment, an incompetent Janitor, Walter, accidentally unleashes a platoon of military trained – and very angry - monkeys from an animal containment lab run by the sadistic Dr. Orkenstein. Mayhem ensues and soon Walter and a platoon of elite soldiers sent in to control the situation, are in a race for their lives against an enemy that really is superior in every way.

CURRENT STATUS: 
Development Hell
Following the mothballing of a secret US Government Experiment, an incompetent Janitor, Walter, accidentally unleashes a platoon of military trained – and very angry - monkeys from an animal containment lab run by the sadistic Dr. Orkenstein. Mayhem ensues and soon Walter and a platoon of elite soldiers sent in to control the situation, are in a race for their lives against an enemy that really is superior in every way.

CATEGORY
CreaturesComedy

RELEASE DATE
2011
CURRENT STATUS
Development Hell
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
Death Ray Films
Intandem Films
Buttercookie Productions
MPAA RATING
N/A
OFFICIAL SITES
N/A
DIRECTED BY
David R. Ellis
WRITTEN BY
Cleve Nettles
Chris Patton (story)
STARRING
Sammo Hung (rumored)

PROJECT DETAILS
  • This was a bit of an ambitious project to begin with and it ran into a lot of bumps over the years, but it seems that the sudden death of director David R. Ellis might've finally put everything to a stop. No updates have been reported since and it's page on IMDB has even been removed. (7/11/15)
  • David R. Ellis (Snakes on a Plane, The Final Destination) replaces Kyle Newman (Fanboys) as director.
  • Filming was originally hoped to begin sometime in early '09.
  • The producers hope to have some surprise cameos from genre favs.
  • Veteran Hong Kong actor Sammo Hung is rumored to be playing  the Chinese dad, Mr. Ho, of one of the male leads. It's said to be a "laugh-out-loud fun, supporting role."
  • Kevin Munroe (TMNT CGI animated film) was once attached to direct.
  • It's said that the monkeys in the film will be a combination of real monkeys, animatronic puppets and CGI.
  • Described as being in the vein of Gremlins, but with monkeys.
  • Cleve Nettles wrote the script, based on a story by Dark Horse Indie producer Chris Patton.
  • This is a horror-action-comedy.
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