Posted on Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 by Russ Fischer
Late last year we heard that Barry Levinson (Good Morning Vietnam, Rain Man) was going into production on a low-budget ‘eco-horror’ film that was originally referred to as Isopod. The basic story for what became called The Bay was said to feature “the aftermath of a viral outbreak on the Eastern Seaboard” and it sounded as if the film would be built from a collection of character-filmed footage, emergency reports and other sources. (The Paranormal Activity team of Oren Peli, Steven Schneider and Brian Kavanagh Jones are producing, contributing to the expectation for something pretty low-fi.)
Now there’s a new synopsis for the film, which makes things a little bit more clear.
STYD has this synopsis:
The quaint seaside town of Chesapeake Bay thrives on water it is the lifeblood of the community. When two biological researchers from France find a staggering level of toxicity in the water, they attempt to alert the mayor, but he refuses to create a panic in the docile town. As a result, a deadly plague is unleashed, turning the people of Chesapeake Bay into hosts for a mutant breed of parasites that take control of their minds, and eventually their bodies. A brutal and harrowing creature feature for the 21st century, THE BAY chronicles the descent of a small town into absolute terror.
Sounds like a grand old late-’70s, early ’80s environmental horror film, only possibly channeled through modern techniques. I’m game for that, definitely, and this rundown sounds a lot more tantalizing than what we’d heard before. Michael Wallach wrote the script and the cast includes Christopher Denham, Michael Beasley, Lauren Cohn, Kether Donohue, Stephen Kunken and Jack Landry.Cool Posts From Around the Web: