Highland Film Group has officially announced the cast of The Lair, the new action horror film from Dog Soldiers, The Descent and Game of Thrones director Neil Marshall.
Set to lead the cast of the film are Charlotte Kirk (The Reckoning), Jonathan Howard (Godzilla: King of the Monsters) and Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica), who will star alongside the likes of Leon Ockenden (Mr Selfridge), Mark Strepan (New Blood), Hadi Khanjanpour (The Operative), Harry Taurasi (The Borgias) and newcomers Kibong Tanji and Troy Alexander.
The official synopsis for The Lair reads:
Sergeant Tom Hook is tasked with leading a command to find Lt. Kate Sinclair, a Royal Air Force fighter pilot shot down in Afghanistan. Sinclair, pursued by insurgents, ﬁnds refuge in a long abandoned secret bunker and unwittingly releases a deadly man-made biological weapon – half human, half alien and hungry for human ﬂesh – the Ravagers. Hook and his team, accompanied by a handful of British SAS troops must save Sinclair from the insurgents, and more importantly from the Ravagers before they overrun the area and potentially the world.
“It’s great to be back in the thick of the action with such a stellar cast and crew, and I’m thrilled to be shooting in Budapest again,” said Marshall. “This movie really captures the mood and intensity of my early work, not to mention the blood and guts. I think horror and action fans are going to get a real kick out of The Lair.”
“We are very excited to start production on The Lair,” added added Highland Film Group’s Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier. “The project received great attention from worldwide distributors when we first introduced it. Neil’s previous film, The Reckoning was a solid success in the independent world, and we know he is ready to take on another great creature feature – a genre he is beloved for. The talented ensemble cast will certainly deliver for horror-action-thriller fans too looking for a dynamic story and an edge of your seat experience.”
The Lair is currently in production in Hungary.