"The teddy bears are coming to life… and death. Lost and Cloverfield cinematographer Michael Bonvillain is making his directorial debut with dark comedy Teddy Bears Are For Lovers and is in talks with Lords of the Rings director Peter Jackson’s Weta Workshop to build the malevolent teddy bears.

The film is based on a short film by David Ernesto Vendrell, Matthew Hawksworth and Almog Avidan Antonir, produced by Endless Media and exec produced by Inner Space and Gremlins 2 director Joe Dante. David Vendrell wrote the script.

The film, set during a Valentine’s Day party, follows college playboy Collin and his current head-over-heels girlfriend Sarah as they are targeted by a group of blood thirsty, but adorable teddy bears who come to life seeking revenge for the broken hearts of Collin’s ex-girlfriends. Together, the couple must evade the teddy bears and earn the forgiveness of these begrudged and wildly different ex-girlfriends before the sun rises in order to break the curse, all while confronting whether their current relationship is meant to be.

Dante said he was flattered to be asked to come on board such an “offbeat comedy-horror project that has some affinities with Gremlins”.

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