Atomic Monster announced recently that it has acquired the rights to “The Troop” by author Nick Cutter. Describes as Part Lord of the Flies, part 28 Days Later— the story follows a group of teens on a remote camping trip who must fend for themselves when their adult chaperone falls prey to an aggressive otherworldly infection.
Once a year, scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a three-day camping trip—a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story and a roaring bonfire. But when an unexpected intruder—shockingly thin, disturbingly pale, and voraciously hungry—stumbles upon their campsite, Tim and the boys are exposed to something far more frightening than any tale of terror. The human carrier of a bioengineered nightmare. An inexplicable horror that spreads faster than fear. A harrowing struggle for survival that will pit the troop against the elements, the infected…and one another.
James Wan has been attached to the project as the producer with E. L. Katz (Channel Zero: Dream Door, Cheap Thrills) to direct.