British actor, Tom Felton, who plays the villainous Draco Malfoy in Warner Bros’ ”Harry Potter” franchise, is to star opposite the ever-reliable legendary 80’s tough guy, Michael Biehn (“Aliens”, “Grindhouse”) in an exciting new action project entitled “Evac”.
Evac is being pitched as a ‘Military Mutant Horror’ movie and is set to be directed by Brit director Peter MacDonald (”Rambo 3”), who many a director brings in to handle their 2nd unit work (”Harry Potters”, ”Bourne”, ”X-Men: Wolverine”).
The official synopsis has “Evac”‘s story as this:
“Eastern Russia. One week before Christmas. A government lab is awakened by the arrival of some local poultry farmers. But why bring them here? Each of the men are rabid trying to bite anyone who comes close to them. Why are they this way? What is the cure? Neither question can be answered.
Anchorage Alaska. Three days before Christmas. A large container ship, from Russia unloads its cargo. Amongst the containers is a shipment of turkeys ready to be served up on Christmas Day to the locals, including the local army base.
Christmas Day Sgt. Gerry Maguire and three others, following the wrath of their commander, are sent on patrol as the rest of the base tuck into a lavish meal. On their return that evening, Gerry and the others enter what looks like a desserted base. But little do the know what they are about to be faced with could change Christmas, and possibly the entire country, forever”
Felton is rumored to be playing the Army Sgt in the $12.5m picture which is set to shoot in Serbia by the end of the year.