Bryan Fuller will have some familiar faces on set for his new feature, Dust Bunny. None other than Doctor Lecter himself, Mads Mikkelsen (pictured above in Hannibal), has joined the cast in an undisclosed role.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fuller will write, direct and co-produce the feature, the latter with Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee. The film, which Lee described in a statement as “a throwback to the family horror films of the ‘80s” will center around an eight-year-old girl who gets her “intriguing” neighbor to help kill the monster that who lives under her bed—the very same monster who happened to kill her family.
Will Mikkelsen be playing the “intriguing” neighbor? Or perhaps the monster under the little girl’s bed? My bet is on the neighbor, though both roles sound like a fun fit for the actor. Either way, Lee promises that Dust Bunny is “incredibly inventive and unlike anything in the marketplace.”
Fuller and Mikkelsen both worked on the television series Hannibal (one of the best television series ever made), which had Mikkelsen in the titular role of everyone’s favorite cannibal psychologist, Hannibal Lecter, and Fuller behind the camera as the show’s creator and showrunner. Fuller also created the likes of Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me, and Wonderfalls, worked on the first season of American Gods, and is co-creator of Star Trek: Discovery, so we’re eager to see what he has in store for this horror feature.
Production on Dust Bunny is set to start in January 2023. No news yet on when the film will make its way to a screen near you.