Sheldon Wilson (Kaw, Shallow Ground) will direct a sequel to the 90s science-fiction flick Screamers, according to Moviehole.
The original, directed by Christian Duguay (The Art of War), told of a blade-wielding, self-replicating race of killing devices known as Screamers designed for one purpose only -- to hunt down and destroy all enemy life forms. Colonel Hendricksson (Peter Weller) then must go up against the things he helped create.
The site reports the filming will begin in Canada in January, Screamers 2 fixes on a group of humans from earth, including Lt. Victoria Bronte, who arrive on Sirius 6-B to investigate an SOS signal sent out from the planet, which has been supposedly deserted since the destruction of the man-made weapons known as "screamers". Once the squad arrives, they find a group of human survivors eking out an existence in an old military outpost, but more important, they discover that the threat of the screamers has become even more insidious, now that they're able to morph into human form.