News Bits: Edge, Lasso, Royal, Rabbits

Edge of Nowhere
Insomniac Games have announced a June 6th release date for “Edge of Nowhere,” its upcoming third-person VR adventure game that plays like a variation of H.P. Lovecraft’s “At the Mountains of Madness”. The story follows a man searching for his long, lost fiance in the cold and dangerous expanse of Antarctica. Reality is called into question as he succumbs to moments of utter madness while facing a slew of horrifying creatures and natural hazards.

Lasso
Lindsey Morgan (“The 100”) has been set as the lead in the independent thriller “Lasso” which Evan Cecil is directing from a script by Roberto Marinas.

Morgan and Andrew Jacobs (“Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones”) play characters working for a senior community center. Their lives are turned upside down when they find themselves fighting to stay alive against a group of psycho, bloodthirsty cowboys from the local rodeo. [Source: Variety]

The Royal Rabbits of London
20th Century Fox Animation is developing Santa Montefiore and Simon Sebag Montefiore’s children’s book “The Royal Rabbits of London” into a feature. No producers are yet attached.

The story centers on a small, quiet rabbit who stumbles across a band of ratzis and overhears their evil plan to take a photo of the Queen in her nightie. He travels to London to inform the secret society of the Royal Rabbits of London, a secret society charged with protecting the Queen, about the plot. [Source: Variety]

Dark River
“Luther” and “The Affair” star Ruth Wilson is in advanced negotiations to play the female lead in Clio Barnard’s feature “Dark River” at Film4, Left Bank Pictures and Protagonist Pictures. The male lead is currently being sought while Tracy O’Riordan is producing the film with the plot details being kept under wraps. [Source: Deadline]