I have a terrible case of arachnophobia, so I love watching films about spiders because it can often scare the crap out of me! For instance, Arachnophobia, which is rated a P fecking G never fails to make me feel unsettled and queasy, so I say bring on a 3D horror film about giant funnel web spiders! I will crap myself!
As an added bonus, the seriously hot Li Bingbing will star in the film which will use one of the world’s deadliest spiders as its villain. Deadline reported the news:
Chinese star Li Bingbing has signed on as the lead in Nest, set to be the largest-ever budgeted Chinese/Australian coproduction. To be filmed in 3D, Nest tells the tale of a team of scientists who discover a swarm of deadly, intelligent and carnivorous funnel web spiders. Battling through an ancient labyrinth, the team must learn the secret behind the spiders’ heightened abilities before its too late.
The film is currently in preproduction in Australia. Investment funding for Nest is coming from Screen Australia and Film Queensland, with Oscar-winning CG effects house Rising Sun Pictures handing special effects. Gary Hamilton, Ying Ye and Mark Lazarus, Serena Deng and Li Bingbing are producing, with executive production from Mike Gabrawy and Elliot Tong. It’s produced in partnership with Loongs United Investment Company Ltd., a Beijing-based based company engaged in film and TV investments in China. The company handled Chinese distribution of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, and other projects. Darclight is handling worldwide sales and is shopping the film in Toronto.
Bingbing’s most recent film, Zhongkui: Snow Girl And The Dark Crystal, earned $80 million in China. She’s is repped by Darren Boghosian at UTA, Fundamental Management and attorney Karl Austen.