Dark Horse climbs aboard 'Monkeys'


Dark Horse Indie is developing a project titled "War Monkeys."

Cleve Nettles is writing the horror comedy, based on a story by producer Chris Patton. The story follows a janitor who, during a Christmas holiday, gets trapped in an underground research facility with military-trained Rhesus monkeys.

Mike Richardson will executive produce.

"War Monkeys" is the second feature Nettles has been hired to pen this year. The scribe is currently writing the thriller "Oculus" for producers Christina K.Y. Lee and Jason Perr of Accelerated Entertainment. He is also associate producer on "Cat Tale" at Imagi Entertainment.

Nettles is repped by Velocity Management.