David Slade Draped In “Cold Skin”

David Slade (“30 Days of Night,” “Hard Candy”) is attached to direct the horror/psychological thriller “Cold Skin” for Kanzaman says Variety.

Based on Albert Sanchez Pinol’s bestselling Spanish novel of the same title, the story follows a European hired to spend a year logging wind conditions on a tiny Antarctic island.

The bookish young man soon discovers that he has a brutish neighbor named Gruner and the pair soon team to slaughter the humanoid killer amphibians that overrun the island each night.

Gruner keeps a humanoid female looking one as a pet and after fornicating with it repeatedly, the young man tries to befriend the creatures. Things soon turn into a dark orgy of murder and beastiality that when his replacement arrives, the young man has become as feral as Gruner was before him.

Jesus Olmo (“28 Weeks Later”) penned the script while Denise O’dell and Mark Albela will produce. The $25 million project begins shooting in March.

Slade has just been tapped to direct “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” which begins filming later this year.