Lionsgate Picks Up Barry Levinson's Found Footage Water Bug Horror Pic The Bay

barrylevinson300.jpgAfter directing Al Pacino to a Golden Globe win in last year's You Don't Know Jack, it seems Barry Levinson needed a change of pace -- like, a major 180. And that's how we come to today's news that Levinson's next film, a found footage creature horror called The Bay (working title: Isopod), has been picked up for distribution by Lionsgate.

The film follows folks in the northeastern Chesapeake Bay community as a disease spreads from water to land. From THR:

The Bay unfolds in the found-footage style as it chronicles a horrifying biological disaster that arises from the Chesapeake Bay -- an isopod parasite that carries an untreatable disease. As it jumps from fish to the humans in a small town, the victims capture the terror on home videos and the web.

What is an isopod, you ask? A type of crustacean distantly related to both shrimp (yum!) and roly-polies (er, not yum), some of which live a parasitic existence attached to other creatures. Frightening stuff, right?

Well, if isopod terror doesn't make your skin crawl, trust in the producing team helping Levinson out on The Bay, which includes Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Insidious), Greg and Colin Strause (Skyline), and, THR reports, Paranormal Activity creator Oren Peli. Now who's scared?

· Lionsgate Dives Into Barry Levinson's Horror Film 'The Bay' [THR]


  • The Winchester says:

    Is this another case where "found footage" is code for "horribly annoying amateur actors"?

  • Best Wishes to Mr. Levinson with his new film “The Bay”. Drawing attention to the Chesapeake Bay is great! “Enchanting Ethanol”, a Chesapeake Bay environmental screenplay which I discussed with Mr. Levinson in 2009 is still available. (