Before he was steering Guardians of the Galaxy to global box-office domination, James Gunn was known for his work in the horror genre. Gunn wrote the screenplay for Zac Snyder’s fantastic Dawn of the Dead remake, and directed the hilarious alien invasion B-movie Slither. And now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, it seems like he’s ready to take a break from all things Star Lord by producing a horror movie with The Hive director David Yarovesky.
The Hive was a little seen effort about an amnesia afflicted man who’s also being consumed by an aggressive virus, but must remember who he is in order to save his love from a similar fate. Yarovesky has worked with Gunn previously, as a Ravager in Guardians of the Galaxy, and as a director on the Vol. 2 viral music video Inferno.
The untitled horror film will be written by Gunn’s brother Brian, and his cousin Mark, who have previously collaborated on Dwayne Johnson vehicle Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.
Are you excited for Gunn’s return to the guts and gore of his former years, or do you want him to get on with writing the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 script?