Craig Roberts Killer Rodent Movie ‘The Scurry’ to Star Rhys Ifans, Olivia Cooke, Paapa Essiedu, Mia Mckenna-Bruce and Antonia Thomas

Craig Roberts’ next directorial effort will be the horror comedy “The Scurry,” starring Rhys Ifans, Olivia Cooke, Paapa Essiedu, Mia McKenna-Bruce and Antonia Thomas. With a budget north of £10 million and production taking place at Dragon Studios in Sotuh Wales, the film will be one of the first to make use of the U.K.’s recently announced Independent Film Tax Credit.

Roberts will helm “The Scurry” from a screenplay by Tim Telling (“The Mash Report”). Producers include Water & Power Productions, Cliff Edge Pictures and Circus Studios, with True Brit Entertainment serving as a co-producer and U.K. distributor. Principal photography begins April 2.

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The plot of “The Scurry” centers around a killer rodent attack. According to the film’s official synopsis, “Two pest controllers are called to an eco-café in a country park to investigate what begins as a routine vermin problem – but as nightfall approaches an avalanche of deranged squirrels descend, wreaking revenge and mayhem on the staff and visitors in the park. With many fatalities the survivors take shelter in the café as a freak storm takes out the power and communications leaving them isolated and under attack. An eclectic mix of survivors include pest controllers, a sulky teenager, hypocritical vegans and a drug dealer — there is only an outside chance of survival…”

Producers include James Swarbrick for Water & Power and Adrian Bate for Cliff Edge. Executive producers are Tom Miller and Sam Myer for Water & Power, Roberts for Cliff Edge, Zygi Kamasa for True Brit, James Spring and James Scott for Circus Studios and Joe Simpson and Simon Williams for Ashland Hill.

“It’s great to be back in business with the legend that is Craig Roberts, from his visual flair and skill with the camera meant that the moment we read Tim’s incredible script there was only one man for the job,” Swarbrick said in a statement. “Craig brings a humor and wit to his work, which is ideally suited to a horrifying rodent apocalypse.”

Added Roberts, “I’m really happy that somebody has employed me again.”

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