Banks has signed on to star in an untitled horror movie produced by Gunn, Deadline announced Wednesday. The creative reunion, Gunn explained in a statement, was inevitable. "Elizabeth and I have been on the same artistic page since we first met when she auditioned for Slither back in 2005," he said, adding that Banks has remained one of his closest friends. "I’ve been fighting tooth and nail to work with her again."
The project's script was penned by Mark and Brian Gunn, whose prior credits include the 2012 Dwayne Johnson-starring Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. The Hive's David Yarovesky—who also worked on last year's Guardians shot Inferno—will direct. Production begins this spring.
Slither marked James Gunn's inaugural directing effort and earned rave reviews, though anti-art simpletons might only remember it for its failure to connect at the box office. Banks was joined in the darkly comedic sci-fi horror entry by Nathan Fillion, Michael Rooker, and Jenna Fischer. Anyway, it's wildly original. Watch it.
In addition to another Pitch Perfect sequel and that Power Rangers robot, Banks' 2017 also boasted arguably the funniest cameo in the long-awaited return of Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm. Banks appeared on the episode "A Disturbance in the Kitchen," playing a fictionalized version of herself.