I’ve always said that squirrels are evil masterminds bent on taking over the world! (Seriously. Some friends and I made a short film called The Blair Squirrel Project when I was in high school. We were cool teens.) And now director Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) is apparently doing a
documentary horror film on that very subject, the pre-production trailer for which you can see above. I say “apparently” because I’m having a hard time believing this movie is really real. Watch the video and you’ll see what I mean.
But whatever. Even if it’s part of some hoax cooked up by the squirrel overlords to keep us off our guard in advance of their inevitable attack, it’s still a funny trailer. Hit the jump for a synopsis of the (supposed) film.
Via Bleeding Cool:
When a young man’s estranged father is killed under suspicious circumstances, he returns home for the first time in years to get to the bottom of the mystery. Hoping to uncover some logical explanation, he instead finds his mom’s sleazy new boyfriend, a natural gas company buying up the town, an angry female sheriff who happens to be his ex-girlfriend, and an army of flesh-eating squirrels hellbent on destroying everything in their path due to an erosion of their food chain as a result of environmental destruction by the gas company.
Killer sheep. Killer squirrels. What’s next? Geese? I’ve never trusted those fowl creatures.