Resident Evil franchise masterminds Constantin Film and JB Pictures have got a Titanoboa movie in development. The movie is looking to The Meg for inspiration as it plans to feature the giant extinct snake coming back from the dead somehow to wreak havoc, likely on some wholly unprepared humans.
The Titanoboa movie is being fast-tracked, according to Deadline, and will begin filming next year. There are no cast details to share with you yet, but Tony Giglio (Resident Evil: Afterlife, Doom: Annihilation) is penning the script right now. Jeremy Bolt and Robert Kulzer, the team working to make Monster Hunter a success, are behind the film.
The biggest snake in noted history, the Titanoboa has been long dead for about 58 million years, but back in its heydey it weighed about 2,500 lbs and grew up to 42 ft long, so you’d probably have to subscribe and save on frozen mice with Amazon if you decided to make friends with one (note: I have no idea if Amazon sell bulk frozen mice, but let’s assume they must).
Hopefully, this currently-untitled Titanoboa offering will be a fun addition to the ever-burgeoning oversized slithery creature movie genre, which has already brought us the majestic likes of Anaconda, Anacondas: The Hunt For The Blood Orchid, Anaconda 3: Offspring, Anacondas: Trail Of Blood, Lake Placid, Lake Placid 2, Lake Placid 3, Lake Placid: The Final Chapter, Lake Placid: Legacy, Lake Placid vs. Anaconda, Python, Python 2, Boa, Boa vs. Python, Piranhaconda, and Megasnake.
Who can say?
You can certainly rest assured that there will be more Titanoboa coverage coming soon to Den Of Geek.