The team behind INDEPENDENCE DAY and GODZILLA is back, producing ARACH ATTACK, a special effects-driven comedic thriller about a toxic waste spill that creates giant spiders. The flick is scheduled to start shooting in September in Australia. New Zealander Ellory Elkayem will direct from a script he co-wrote with Jesse Alexander. The pic is being produced by Centropolis Entertainment, the production house of Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich, which has teamed on the project with Warner Bros. and Australia's Village Roadshow Pictures. Sony, where Centropolis has a first-look deal, passed on the project. The effects will be handled by Centropolis Effects. The budget for such a special effects heavy film is low at US$30 million. With 200 planned effects shots and no set cast, the film looks like it might be a risky venture.